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caste discrimination


I’m being threatened: Dalit pradhan’s husband who complained of caste discrimination in UP village school

September 27, 2021 10:34 am

When contacted by The Indian Express, Singh said that he was being threatened by the Thakurs of his village after he complained that utensils of Scheduled Castes schoolchildren used for their mid-day meals were kept apart on the premises, and washed by the children themselves.

Karnataka: Family imposed Rs 25,000 fine after Dalit boy enters temple in Koppal, 5 held

September 24, 2021 7:04 am

The boy belonged to the Dalit Channdasar community, while the five arrested people are from the upper Ganiga caste. The incident came to light when the Dalit family approached the leaders of the community saying they could not afford to pay the penalty amount.

Tamil Nadu: 'Caste wall' blocking SC colony demolished in Coimbatore 

August 02, 2021 3:31 pm

More than 120 scheduled caste families in Kondasamy Nagar were forced to take a detour from the Pannimadai main road to reach their houses after a realtor built a gated community with a 300m long wall to hide the view of Arunthathiyar settlement. 

Tamil Nadu: Dalit men forced to prostrate in Villupuram; 2 arrested under SC/ST act, 54 Dalits booked for issuing death threat

May 17, 2021 1:43 pm

Dalits had organised a temple festival in their colony and hosted music and dance events coinciding with the fete which violated Covid-19 lockdown protocol.

Dalit youth assaulted for ‘using upper castes surname’, one arrested

December 05, 2020 2:19 pm

A day after a 20-year-old Dalit youth was assaulted for allegedly “using an upper caste surname” outside a factory at Sanand area in Ahmedabad rural, police arrested the main accused on Thursday.

Nepal: Deadly caste-based attacks spur outcry over social discrimination

June 17, 2020 1:12 pm

Despite a legal ban on caste-based discrimination, experts say that prejudice is still rampant in Nepalese society. Two fatal attacks on members of the Dalit caste have sparked a new wave of protests.

Attack the system: Policy must deal not only with caste-based discrimination, but identity itself

June 06, 2019 7:33 am

Division of labour — or the rationale behind the Varna Vyavastha — does not exist today and the country certainly needs to get rid of its vestiges.

Art of the Matter

October 24, 2018 12:09 am

Artist KM Madhusudhanan through his oil paintings, sculptures, and ink and charcoal drawings speaks about the caste system, still prevalent in the country, especially his homeland Kerala.

Colourful bands, tattoos in Tamil Nadu schools keep caste cauldron simmering

September 23, 2018 1:01 pm

A red and blue wristband denotes the suppressed caste or leanings towards a regional Dalit-based political outfit, while a yellow-green one points to Vanniyars or support to a political party known to be backing the community.

A marriage sharpens caste divide in Kerala village

June 23, 2017 3:54 am

After girl elopes with upper-caste man in village bordering Tamil Nadu, SC residents agitate in temple alleging they face discrimination, upper castes deny. The settlement, spread over 20 acres, has 460 families, with 133 houses occupied by Chakkliyan families. Other families are of upper-caste Gounders and various Hindu communities.