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Dalit man brutally assaulted by upper caste cattleherds

Dalit man brutally assaulted by upper caste cattleherds

Agra: In yet another grim reminder of caste wars in UP, a Dalit man was mercilessly thrashed with sticks by upper caste men just because he tried to save his herd of goats from buffaloes owned by the former. Identified as Rajender Valmiki (35), the victim was beaten and even stoned until he passed out. The incident took place on […]

Mumbai: Ambedkar Bhavan demolition threatens to destroy peace

Mumbai: Ambedkar Bhavan demolition threatens to destroy peace

Mumbai: Days after Ambedkar Bhavan was razed to the ground quietly at night, the act has led to an uproar and now threatens to demolish peace in the city. Followers of Dalit icon Dr BR Ambedkar threatened to take to the streets today unless the police arrest those who demolished the building. “We will take […]

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In Muzaffarnagar village, it’s ‘no service’ for Dalits in salons

In Muzaffarnagar village, it’s ‘no service’ for Dalits in salons

Muzaffarnagar: Eighty kilometres from the national capital, in Bhoopkhedi, a sleepy village of Muzaffarnagar, Dalits are barred from getting a hair cut in public salons. The Dalits allege that if a barber dares defy the order, which they say comes from upper caste Thakurs in the village, he has to face their wrath and shut […]

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Using Ambedkar Against Dalits

Using Ambedkar Against Dalits

New Delhi: In 2014 Narendra Modi rode a massive campaign promising Acche Din for the people of our country. After suffering for 2 years from the witch-hunting of the minorities, murders of Dalits and fund cuts for marginalized students, the country has realized that the rule by the Sangh led government is not going to […]

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Students fighting for Rohith vemula protest action on profs for social justice in Mumbai

Students fighting for Rohith vemula protest action on profs for social justice in Mumbai

Mumbai: Several students’ organisations in the city protested on Monday against the suspension or termination of services of professors in several institutes across the country. The Mumbai unit of Joint Action Committee (JAC) for Social Justice, a student organisation fighting for Rohith Vemula, said actions against some faculty are politically motivated. Recently, the contracts of two […]

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Maharashtra: BJP MLA compares Dalits with pigs, courts controversy

Maharashtra: BJP MLA compares Dalits with pigs, courts controversy

Dombivli: BJP MLA from Dombivli, Ravindra Chavan, was seen drawing comparison between Dalits and pigs in a video clip from an inaugural function by the Smart City Program in Thane. The comparison went awry and has the landed the BJP leader in big trouble after the video went viral on social media. The opposition did […]

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Upper castes humiliate SCs

Upper castes humiliate SCs

Vizianagaram: An entire SC colony in Tarapuram village of Parvathipuram division in Bobbili constituency has been subjected to social boycott since two months after some Dalits had lunch organised on Sriramanavami, following a call by local temple committee to partake in festivities. The Dalit committee gave a call for boycott in view of the upper castes […]

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A caste system developing in the United States

A caste system developing in the United States

I write this with a heavy heart that has been intensifying in its heaviness with the ever-increasing number of violent shootings in our cities and neighborhoods over the past few years. Rampage shootings have become frequent. Too many people of color are being killed in our streets. We have have forgotten that we are beloved […]

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UoH faculty backs suspended teachers

UoH faculty backs suspended teachers

Hyderabad: Coming out in support of the two suspended faculty members, the University of Hyderabad (UoH) Teachers’ Association (UHTA) and the SC/ST Teachers’ Forum on Thursday demanded the administration immediate and unconditional revocation of the suspension. The teaching staff will also conduct a protest rally in front of the administrative building on Friday with these demands. […]

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Delhi assembly condemns attack on AAP Dalit councillor during joint MCD session

Delhi assembly condemns attack on AAP Dalit councillor during joint MCD session

New Delhi:  The Delhi assembly on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the attack on an AAP Dalit councillor at a joint session of the three municipal corporations in the city. Rakesh Kumar, councillor from ward 82 in Old Delhi, was seen on video being assaulted by BJP councillors during the joint session held at the […]

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