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Fresh protests erupt at Hyderabad varsity

Fresh protests erupt at Hyderabad varsity

Hyderabad: Fresh protests erupted at the University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Saturday after security officials allegedly removed tents erected around dalit student Rohith Vemula’s memorial and the place where he had spent his last days before his suicide in January. Joint Action Committee for Social Justice (JAC) members said the officials removed tents besides “dishonouring” […]

Job cleaning human excreta are illegal, why do they still continue?

Job cleaning human excreta are illegal, why do they still continue?

Uttar Pradesh: It is a criminal, non-bailable act, but “manual scavenging” continues unhindered, as this video of three men—all Valmikis, or Dalits, lowest of Hindu castes—working with no protective gear in a sewer in a Gujarat town reveals. “We do not have any illegal forms of work,” Charu Mori, chief executive officer of Dhangadra town […]

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Hyderabad police book Kancha Ilaiah for ‘hurting religious sentiments’ in speech

Hyderabad police book Kancha Ilaiah for ‘hurting religious sentiments’ in speech

Hyderabad: The Saroornagar police in Hyderabad on Wednesday booked a case against writer and Manuu professor Kancha Ilaiah for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. The police was acting on the directions of a district court in Ranga Reddy. The Times of India reported: Ilaiah on May 14 gave a lecture in Vijayawada in a programme titled `Nationalism and Divergent […]

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Three Dalits hacked following clash over flag hoisting

Three Dalits hacked following clash over flag hoisting

Manamadurai: Even as the district police restored normalcy at Madhagupatti after villagers attacked the police and indulged in violence, tension broke out here on Tuesday evening after three Dalits were hacked following a clash between two communities over flag hoisting for a temple festival. The police said that tension prevailed between two communities after people […]

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An SC or ST ceases to be so after conversion to other religion: Hyderabad HC

An SC or ST ceases to be so after conversion to other religion: Hyderabad HC

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court has made it clear that once a member of Schedule Caste or Scheduled Tribe converts to Christianity or some other religion, such a person ceases to be a member of SC or ST and is no longer covered under the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of […]

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An SC or ST ceases to be so after conversion to other religion: Hyderabad HC

An SC or ST ceases to be so after conversion to other religion: Hyderabad HC

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad High Court has made it clear that once a member of Schedule Caste or Scheduled Tribe converts to Christianity or some other religion, such a person ceases to be a member of SC or ST and is no longer covered under the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of […]

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I still haven’t found a house owner who doesn’t ask your caste: dalit man loking for rented house

I still haven’t found a house owner who doesn’t ask your caste: dalit man loking for rented house

Hassan: I’ve been looking for a house on rent in the Shantinagar and Hemavati Nagar areas of Hassan city for the past 15 days. Yesterday, I saw a house I liked which was near my daughter’s school. They asked me to come the next day, so I called the Hassan district president of the ABC […]

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500 dalits, OBCs embrace Buddhism

500 dalits, OBCs embrace Buddhism

Gaya: About 500 Dalits and OBCs from different states including Bihar, UP, Maharashtra and Chattisgarh, embraced Buddhism on Saturday evening apparently to denounce the varna system and opt for a casteless social order. The baptisation ceremony called ‘deeksha’ was performed at the Kalchakra Maidan in Bodh Gaya, about 200 meters north west of Mahabodhi temple. […]

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In MP, people do not believe in inter-caste marriage

In MP, people do not believe in inter-caste marriage

Bhopal: In Madhya Pradesh inter-caste marriage is still a distant dream as people do not believe in getting married to persons from the other castes, a recent study has revealed. The study by Delhi-based National Council of Applied Economic Research has revealed that 99% marriages in Madhya Pradesh are intra-caste, which is highest in India. […]

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India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise

India: Violence Against Dalits on the Rise

Dausa: Early in the morning of February 29 this year, Raju Bairwa was awakened by a phone call. A wedding was taking that day in his small village, which lies on the outskirts of the Dausa district in Rajasthan, and somebody was calling him to ask for help with the preparations. Three hours after Raju […]

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