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Yeddyurappa hosts 33 Dalit families in own home

The lunch for the 33 families was Yeddyurappa’s way of showing gratitude for hosting him during a statewide tour in May. “When I visited your homes earlier this year, I was able to see your lives from close quarters. You were gracious hosts despite living in poverty,’’ the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate for the 2018 state elections told his guests.

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No country for reconciliation

My own political position is driven by the idea of peace, dialogue and reconciliation. For many back in Kashmir, this makes me something of a “RSS chamcha”: I am somebody who doesn’t understand the Kashmir problem and has never suffered. For some, I am a “collaborator” in the making.

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With 2019 closing in, anxiety grips Dalits

The BJP’s 2014 poll campaign, built on the vikas theorem and subtly underlaid by Hindutva, sold well. After that, things began changing, fast. The saffron fabric was fully and openly in fashion, with all kinds of Hindutva groups flaunting their newly acquired power in streets and parks.

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Congress accuses BJP of ‘double standards’ towards Dalits in Uttar Pradesh

In an incident, a group of Dalits from Gujarat, on their way to the state capital with a plan to gift a 125-kg soap to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as a mark of protest, were stopped and sent back from the Jhansi railway station.

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Dalits, rotting carcasses and a monsoon

One year after the Una flogging incident which became a defining moment in Dalit self-awareness, Gujarat’s Dalits are eyeball-to-eyeball with a state which prefers symbolism to taking hard decisions on their uplift.

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Una flogging of Dalits: 1 year on, no special court to hear case, says Government prosecutor

MoS Jadeja said, “A special court means it was an announcement regarding having an exclusive court in the district. Gir Somnath district now has an exclusive court (hearing the case).”

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Haryana Police booked 15 Dalit protesters on sedition charge in Karnal

The protesters have alleged that the FIR names as accused all those who briefly met Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Karnal on April 24 to convey their demand for a “fair investigation” in the murder case.

Piano Man faces backlash over casteist band name, gig called off

The social media uproar over the weekend prompted the band to change its name, and The Piano Man Jazz Club to cancel the scheduled event and issue an apology.

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Dalit outfit to send 16-ft-long soap to Adityanath to ‘clean himself’

The soap will be displayed at a public function in Ahmedabad on June 9 before it is packed and sent to Adityanath in Lucknow.

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Haryana de-reserves doctor posts meant for Dalits

Cites acute shortage of doctors and non-availability of applicants from SCs.

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Call for ‘mahapanchayat’ on ‘atrocities against Dalits’: 5 members of Dalit outfit held

On Monday, the district administration had claimed that the outfit had assured it would not hold the ‘mahapanchayat’ on Wednesday, adding that they had still made security arrangements.

Rajkot: Protesting against atrocities, Dalit journalist returns award

Jadav joined a rally — organised by the Rajkot unit of Bhim Army — to the office of District Collector Vikrant Pandey.

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Saharanpur signal

Violence in the region is a test of the Adityanath government’s willingness and ability to negotiate communal faultlines

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CPI (M) condemns attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur

The CPI-M has demanded firm action against all those involved in the atrocities against Dalits.

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Bhim Army is an assertion of and by Dalits against oppression

To create a larger Hindu vote bank, the Sangh has in recent years repeatedly tried to galvanize Dalits and other oppressed castes into a larger Hindu vote bank, pitting them against Muslims.