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‘Problem graver than Una’: Chhattisgarh Dalits up in arms over custodial death

‘Problem graver than Una’: Chhattisgarh Dalits up in arms over custodial death

Chhattisgarh: Rage, grief, fear and helplessness flit across the face of 13-year-old Rahul Norge when he talks about September 17, the day he claims he saw the police beat his father to death at Mumula police station. The memories of his cowering father, Satish Norge, a Dalit, haunt him and the tears flow. “Fansi deni […]

Rapes on rise: Another minor falls victim

Rapes on rise: Another minor falls victim

Bhopal: A seven-year-old Dalit and a student of Class three was raped by a married man, on Saturday evening. A case was later registered at Govindpura police station. It is fourth incident of rape with a minor less than 10 years of age in past around 20 days. Three rape survivors have attempted suicide in […]

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Two out of three in prison are from weaker sections of society, reveals NCRB

Two out of three in prison are from weaker sections of society, reveals NCRB

New Delhi: The Indian prisoner is typically from a weaker caste or tribe, male and poorly educated. Two out of every three prisoners in the country is a scheduled caste, tribe or backward caste person, or someone whose education was terminated before Class 10, a government survey released on Friday showed. More than 95% of […]

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Dalits, OBCs rally for stronger SC/ST Act

Dalits, OBCs rally for stronger SC/ST Act

Aurangabad: Dalits and OBCs stepped out in large numbers in Jalna and Beed, respectively, on Thursday for their demand of stricter implementation of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act in which the Marathas want some changes. Nearly 90,000 participated in the Dalit rally organised in Jalna on Thursday. Observers said it was show of strength in the Marathwada region, […]

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Dalit man commits suicide amid protest over land rights

Dalit man commits suicide amid protest over land rights

Ahmedabad: A Dalit man has killed himself in Gujarat in a fresh protest over land, as a campaign for land rights for the low-caste community widened across the country. Three Dalit men who had been protesting over a lack of land titles in Junagadh in Gujarat had consumed poison earlier this week, a district official […]

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Now, Dalits react by staging more rallies, raise concerns in goverment

Now, Dalits react by staging more rallies, raise concerns in goverment

Mumbai: Even as processions by Marathas to demand reservation and halt misuse of the SC/ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act have drawn huge crowds, counter rallies seeking implementation of the Act in letter and spirit too are getting massive support. Alarmed by the Maratha morchas, prominent dalit organisations under the banner of the Atrocity Samarthan Samiti have begun taking out […]

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Dalits renew stir for land, block highways in Surendranagar

Dalits renew stir for land, block highways in Surendranagar

Rajkot: At least 60 dalits were detained from three different locations in Surendranagar town and nearby places on Monday after they blocked the roads while pressing for their demand for land. The protest was led by dalit activist Jignesh Mewani and Subodh Parmar. They also raised other issues like discrimination faced by the community in Surendranagar district. According to […]

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Jailed Dalit activist’s wife organizes protest

Jailed Dalit activist’s wife organizes protest

Mumbai: Sheetal Sathe, wife of jailed Dalit activist Sachin Mali, has been organizing several campaigns and protests across the state for three years now. On Monday, it was the turn of Azad Maidan to play host to a series of cultural performances and strongly worded speeches. Sathe has received the support of people from all walks of life, from college […]

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‘Justice for Rohith’ focus of round table

‘Justice for Rohith’ focus of round table

Hyderabad: The SC/ST teachers’ forum and teachers of the University of Hyderabad held a round table conference on Sunday to discuss police inaction in delivering justice to Rohith Vemula, the dalit scholar who committed suicide on January 17 this year. Several city-based activists and intellectuals such as Chukka Ramaiah, G Haragopal, M Kodandaram, Susie Tharu, Kancha […]

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Maratha stir: Dalits fear return to ‘old days’

Maratha stir: Dalits fear return to ‘old days’

By: Yogesh Joshi With the unprecedented mobilisation of the Maratha community in the past few days, Dalits in Marathwada fear a return to the “old days”, when there was no act protecting them and caste conflicts within Marathwada were constant. Case in point: The recent tensions that flared up between Dalits and Marathas in Pune and […]

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