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Caste and access to water: The missing link

January 23, 2023 9:30 am

Recent incidents across rural India of Dalits getting beaten up to death, specifically around access to water, are now a new normal.

Know Your City: Bahulicha Haud, a Pune monument to a daughter lost to the cause of women’s education

September 24, 2022 9:43 am

Eight-year-old Kashibai, the daughter of renowned surgeon Dr Vishram Ramji Ghole, a supporter of Mahatma Phule, was reportedly killed by relatives for going to school.

Chennai News highlights: Tamil Nadu Cong joins other PCCs, wants Rahul Gandhi to helm party

September 19, 2022 10:49 pm

Chennai, Tamil Nadu News highlights: Pradesh Congress Committees of states including Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan have passed resolutions batting for Rahul Gandhi's leadership.

UP: Man held for killing daughter over ‘relationship with youth from another caste’

September 12, 2022 2:19 am

“During questioning, the farmer, Pramod Kumar, confessed that he strangled his daughter to death and set the body on fire,” said Superintendent of Police (Shamli) Abhishek.

In Meerut village, caste tension after murder, arson

September 10, 2022 1:50 am

The family members of the dead, Deepak Chauhan, who belongs to the Thakur community, allegedly set fire to the house of the accused – Ritik Sonker (26) and Golu Sonker (22) – who belong to the Dalit community, police said.

Anshul Avijit writes: My grandfather, Jagjivan Ram, drank from the ‘savarna’ pitcher. It’s a miracle he didn’t get killed

August 16, 2022 9:14 pm

Babu Jagjivan Ram one day drank water from the prohibited pitcher, faced violence and boycott. A hundred years later -- after freedom, democracy, and a million pledges to equity -- a nine-year-old boy from Rajasthan got killed for that very reason.

Caste in California: Tech giants confront ancient Indian hierarchy

August 17, 2022 9:52 am

Apple, the world's biggest listed company, updated its general employee conduct policy about two years ago to explicitly prohibit discrimination on the basis of caste,

AAP does not discriminate based on caste, religion: Party MP at 2-day training camp in Gurgaon

August 04, 2022 6:00 pm

"Haryana mein sirf jaati aur dharm ke naam pe abi rajneeti ho rhi hai. Inke naam pe ladaya ja raha hai (At the moment, in Haryana, politics is being done only on the basis of caste and religion),” said Gupta, who is the party’s in-charge in Haryana.

Discrimination against SC/ST professors and students at AIIMS, says parliamentary committee

July 27, 2022 10:34 am

The committee noted that despite having “proper eligibility, competence, fully experienced” SC/ST aspirants were not being inducted. Junior residents belonging to SC/ST communities who worked at the hospital on ad-hoc basis were not selected when the posts were being regularised.

AAP MP claims candidates' caste being asked in Army recruitment; Defence Minister dismisses 'rumour'

July 19, 2022 2:30 pm

AAP's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh tweeted that for the first time in the history of India, candidates have been asked to mention their caste in the Army recruitment.

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