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Pune cook accused of impersonation by IMD scientist: 'She said because of me, her God had been desecrated'

“On September 6, Khole (the IMD scientist) came to my house at 9 pm. She yelled at me and accused me of cheating her by hiding my caste," the cook said.


After 27-yr-long struggle to be accepted, couple takes caste panchayat head on

The caste panchayat of the Telgu Madelwar Parit Community refused to accept the inter-caste marriage, and decided to boycott the couple. In the years following the boycott, Rudrap and Manju struggled to be accepted by the community

Changing surname does not change caste of person: HC

The petitioner contended that though he had a Caste Validity Certificate and belonged to Scheduled Tribe, his claim to post graduate admission was not being considered on the ground that he has changed his surname.

Genetic study suggests caste began to dictate marriage from Gupta reign

The study took samples from Khatris of northern India, Brahmins of Bengal and Gujarat, Iyers and other Dravidian speakers of the south, Marathas of Maharashtra and several tribes of central and southern India, as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Discrimination on basis of caste is continuing reality, state can't shirk responsibility

The state cannot wait for a change of heart in the people. It must proactively enforce the law in letter and spirit and act to protect the citizen’s fundamental right to equality.


Big picture: What’s caste for a youth in Bihar?

“Though it will be long before Bihar rises above caste politics, the younger generation has begun to think a little differently,"

The representation gap

Decline in number of OBC MPs shows that the classic tropes of backward class politics — quotas and simple descriptive representation — no longer work.

Parents show no remorse over killing Bhawna, say police

Police said the parents claimed to have pampered her as she was their only daughter.

No Country for Women

The best predictor of violence within a country is violence against its women.

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The tattooed rebels: Chhattisgarh's Ramnamis fight caste with full-bodied 'Ram Ram' tattoos

The Ramnami Samaj is a religious movement founded by Scheduled Caste Ram devotees in the late 19th century in Chhattisgarh. Denied entry to temples and forced to use separate wells, these low-caste Hindus first tattooed their bodies and faces more than 100 years ago as an act of defiance and devotion.

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Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.

Dalit man’s wedding procession passes through Thakur village

After a struggle of six months, a Dalit groom’s wedding procession passes through a Thakur-dominated village in Uttar Pradesh.


Why Is I&B Min Refusing Permission To Show Films On Caste, Kashmir And JNU ?

Based on recent national controversies and lined up for screening at the upcoming International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, The union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has denied censor exemption to three documentaries. The festival, which begins on June 16, is organised by the Kerala State Chalachithra Academy, a body under the state […]

Women must not be barred from entering temple: Mahant Narendra Giri

Allahabad, Jan 27 (ANI): Speaking on the Shani Shignapur temple issue, Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri on Wednesday said that women must not be barred from entering the temple asserting that preventing them from doing so, was not right in any manner. He added that people must be allowed to visit temple and offer prayers irrespective of caste, creed or gender since it is their right to do so.

Govt. following 'Divisive India' over 'Digital India': Derek O' Brien

Hyderabad, Jan 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Wednesday alleged that the NDA Government is following a 'Divisive India' policy by dividing students on the basis of caste.He added that on the one hand, Centre talks of 'Digital India' while on the other it plays politics of caste with students. He was addressing students protesting against the recent suicide of a Dalit scholar in the Hyderabad University.