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Rajasthan: Miffed over atrocities against Dalits, Cong MLA sends resignation to Gehlot

August 16, 2022 8:37 am

The resignation comes two days after the death of a nine-year-old Dalit boy who was allegedly beaten up by his school teacher for touching a drinking water pot in Jalore.

Rajasthan Dalit boy’s death: BJP, BSP criticise Congress govt; Scheduled Caste panel to send team

August 15, 2022 9:02 am

Class 3 student Indra Kumar, studying in Jalore’s Saraswati Vidya Mandir, was beaten up by the upper-caste teacher, Chail Singh, on July 20. Singh has been arrested by Rajasthan police and booked for murder and under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Morbi village: School 'proves' no bias against Dalit-cooked midday meal but contractor alleges conspiracy

August 07, 2022 7:41 am

Led by the social welfare officer (SWO) of Morbi district, Rahul Tripathi, the village sarpanch, the village panchayat members, members of the school management committee, the school principal, teachers, and around 25 students together had the midday meal after the school hours ended Saturday.

Uttar Pradesh: Two held for ‘attack’ on Dalit food delivery executive

June 22, 2022 4:22 am

The delivery executive, Vineet Kumar Rawat, had alleged that the customer Ajay Singh (40) had refused to take the food from his hands after coming to know that he belonged to the Dalit community and also made casteist remarks against him, police said.

Need to create, awaken symbols of Dalit culture

June 12, 2022 10:08 am

Mrudul Nile writes: Communities with a history of resistance and struggle celebrate the scars of such struggle which inspires its people. These scars often become the symbols of culture.

The Reading Room: 7 experts on the books they wish people read more to understand India’s caste history and politics

May 01, 2022 10:07 am

From BR Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste to Gita Ramaswamy’s memoir, a range of books explore the realities of Dalit marginalisation

Gujarat: Three get five years’ rigorous imprisonment for abducting Dalit girl

April 21, 2022 1:15 am

According to police, the three men, all residents of Kheda, were convicted by a court of Nadiad additional sessions judge DR Bhatt.

Rajasthan: Dalit families briefly ‘flee’ village following clash with Gujjars during Ambedkar Jayanti

April 20, 2022 6:35 pm

While the district administration termed the incident ‘a symbolic protest’ and denied migration of Dalit families, Dalit rights activists have said that the members of the community had fled the village due to fear that they will be attacked.

Ambedkar Jayanti 2022: Wishes, images, quotes, status, and messages

April 14, 2022 11:43 am

Happy Ambedkar Jayanti 2022 Wishes Images, Quotes, Status, Messages, Photos: Ambedkar, who was born into poverty, campaigned against the Indian caste system

Chennai mayor to present the first Budget in six years on Saturday

April 06, 2022 9:20 am

After the tenure of the civic body representatives ended in 2016, the elections for local bodies did not take place due to a slew of litigations.


Protest and politics over Dalit killing in Faridabad

October 21, 2015 5:51 pm

Sanped in Haryana’s Faridabad, where a dalit family was burnt alive leading to the death of two toddlers, today erupted in grief and indignation, with the locals blocking Delhi-Agra highway with their bodies in protest as politicians joined them in mourning the horrific killings.


Idea Exchange With Ramdas Athawale

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

A prominent Dalit leader from Maharashtra, Ramdas Athawale has been raising the issues concerning the Dalits in the government. In this edition of Idea Exchange, he talks about the community’s issues and answers questions on how India can counter cas

BJP’s performance in 2019 will be better than 2014: Amit Shah

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

Narendra Modi-led BJP will improve its performance in 2019: Amit Shah

Dalit man’s wedding procession passes through Thakur village

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

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

I have always supported reservations, says Kejriwal

February 23, 2016 2:12 pm

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addressed the students protesting Hyderabad Central University Rohith Vemula's suicide and the ongoing JNU crisis at Jantar Mantar on Tuesday. While Kejirwal's speech, a man raised slogans such as 'Dalit virodhi Kejriwal' and 'Aarakshan Virodhi Kejriwal'. Pacifying the protestor, Kejriwal said, "I have always supported them."

Hyderabad: Protesting students detained

January 26, 2016 5:32 pm

Hyderabad, Jan 26 (ANI): Students protesting against the Hyderabad University authority and the government in the Dalit suicide case on Tuesday were detained by the police. A Dalit scholar of University of Hyderabad committed suicide on January 17. The incident has raised uproar in the whole nation with students protesting in every part of the country.

Rohith Vemula suicide: Students in Hyderabad continue their protest

January 25, 2016 7:50 am

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (ANI): Students of Hyderabad University on Monday continued their protest over the recent suicide case of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. Today's protest has come up following a series of protests against Rohith's suicide, who was expelled from the University of Hyderabad along with four other Dalit students.

Rohith Vemula suicide: JNU students sit on hunger strike

January 25, 2016 5:50 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Jawaharlal Nehru University students sat on hunger strike to protest against the Dalit scholar's suicide at the University of Hyderabad. One of protestors said they want the accused politicos to resign as soon as possible.

Dalit scholar’s suicide: BJP backs Irani’s clarification

January 21, 2016 9:41 am

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Thursday backed Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani's clarification on the Dalit scholar’s suicide case and accused the Congress of dividing the society by “playing politics” on such a sensitive issue. Irani had yesterday hit back at the critics and said that the suicide was not a ‘Dalit vs Non-Dalit confrontation’.

Rahul Gandhi accuses Bandaru Dattatreya, VC for scholar's suicide

January 19, 2016 11:25 am

Hyderabad, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government at the Centre over the suicide of a Dalit scholar in the Hyderabad University. He accused Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya and varsity's Vice Chancellor of abetting the suicide of the scholar. Rahul, who interacted with the protesting students of the University of Hyderabad, said the varsity had used to its power to 'crush' the students, instead of allowing them to express themselves.