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Our obsession with caste is really a colonial hangover

The modern Indian caste system got institutionalised by the practices made use of by the British to count and classify Indian society and we as a society have firmly held on to it.

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Dalit Suicides: Socio-historical facts and remedial and corrective measures

Clearly, these suicides are the outcome of Indian Caste System-with-“Untouchability”, still omnipresent and omnipotent, and not a thing of the past, confined only to some remote areas.

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In nation’s capital, housing bias research turns real for Dalit academic

Associate Fellow at Institute of Dalit Studies has had to change several houses, some within 15 days

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Oppression of Dalits ‘intensified’ under right wing rule: Prakash Karat

“The biggest failure of state is to render justice to the most oppressed in society, the Dalits. With the advent of rightwing Hindu chauvinists (to power), the oppression has intensified,” Prakash Karat said.

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This ends with me: A ‘safai karamchari’s’ dreams for a different life

Lure of a chawl room and a BMC hereditary rule keep generations of Dalits in sanitation jobs. But all Pravin Mhashilkar dreams about is a different life

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Sir said I was a Dalit so I couldn’t be part of Puja: Odisha schoolgirl

According to her, as punishment, she and 20 other Dalit students were insulted, faced casteist slurs, were barred from offering prayers, and kept locked in the school for five hours.

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Bihar Polls 2015: At half-time, the backwards’ vote is the referee

Battle for EBC, Dalit votes and prestige for Lalu the father, Nitish in Nalanda, and Paswan in Hajipur

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VK Singh’s dog remark: Can’t get away by saying statement misinterpreted, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

Reacting to VK Singh and Kiren Rijiju’s remarks, Rajnath Singh said one should ensure that there is no possibility of their statements being interpreted in the wrong sense.

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Dalit killings: Mother of infants corroborates husband’s statement to police

Sources said the magistrate has sealed Rekha’s statement and will be submitting it in court as part of the procedure.

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Dalit killings: BJP comes to V K Singh’s defence over dog remark

BJP came to V K Singh’s defence saying the matter should not be blown out of proportion as he had already condemned the incident.

Three Dalit brothers allege assault, 2 arrested

Three Dalit brothers were allegedly thrashed by a mob on Monday after they objected to derogatory remarks against Dr Ambedkar in Virar’s M B Estate area.

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Cases against Dalits booked for Indu Mills agitation to be withdrawn

The chief minister said that his government has set aside a budget for social justice and skill development to pursue Ambedkar’s path.

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For Dalits, it is a dream come true

Moments after Modi’s motorcade left the venue, police withdrew the barricades that had blocked more than 10 roads. Within minutes, thousands rallied from different roads shouting slogans and waving flags.

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A new business class: Dalits who turned first-generation entrepreneurs

From a mini solar plant to an e-commerce site for second-hand vouchers, a group of Dalits have turned into first-generation entrepreneurs, backed by a government VC fund.

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The silenced letter: 60-year-old Dalit rape victim fights to restore her SC name

In Tirunelveli, the Tamil Nadu district infamous for its cases of atrocities against lower castes, a 60-year-old rape victim fights, starting with the bid to restore her SC name

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