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1,500 Dalits from across Gujarat embrace Buddhism ‘for equality’

Recently, on Vijayadashami or Dussehra, around 500 Dalits from different parts of Gujarat had embraced Buddhism at three separate functions in Ahmedabad city, Mehsana and Idar of Sabarkantha district.

UP: Dalit student tied to tree, beaten up by mob; eight arrested

The incident is said to have occurred on Friday when the BSc student, a resident of Sagar Roja village, went to one Internet cafe in the neighbouring Bayarra village to check the status of a scholarship he had applied for, police said.

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A constructive approach, not polemic, is needed to address Dalit concerns

More nuanced conversations on the representation of the socially vulnerable sections are needed. Industry, media and civil society should take the discussion on social diversity at leadership positions ahead.

In Gujarat, 2 Dalit families convert to Buddhism, cite cancelled garba

Mahendra converted along with his wife Jagruti and two-year-old daughter. “My wife and I concluded that this discrimination was because of the caste-based hierarchy in Hindu religion. Hence, we decided to shun Hinduism and embrace Buddhism.”

After 2 Dalit kids killed, Govt says no ODF coercion

In the advisory to all Chief Secretaries, the Jal Shakti Ministry said: “As you are aware, positive behaviour change for adoption of safe sanitation practices as well as ensuring that no one is left behind, are key to achieve the goal of the Swachh Bharat Mission.”

Tales of Dalit boycott are not new in Punjab’s villages

While the Dalits succeeded in getting land for three years in Dhandiwal and Mulowal village, the deadlock continues at Tolewal village where five acres’ land meant for Dalits could not be auctioned till now.

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UP: 15-year-old Dalit girl ‘gangraped’, one held

One of three men — all in their early 20s — was arrested after he was captured by local residents when the girl raised an alarm, said police.

After barring his entry, Karnataka village to felicitate MP

A Narayanaswamy as he is from an “inferior caste”, residents decided to felicitate him and welcomed him to the village on Friday.

Creation and innovation sit at the crux of Dalits’ secret to survival

Taking a stab at his first ever journalistic piece, Babasaheb Ambedkar lamented the recklessness of newspapers in manhandling Dalit issues.

Uttar Pradesh honour killing: Dalit burnt alive

Locals who rushed to the spot on hearing his cries and took him to a local hospital. He was referred to a Lucknow hospital but succumbed to injuries on the way on Sunday, the SP said.

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Protest and politics over Dalit killing in Faridabad

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.

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Idea Exchange With Ramdas Athawale

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

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

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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.

Opinion | Why Is Saharanpur Back On The Boil?

ONE PERSON was killed and at least 13 injured in fresh violence in Saharanpur on Tuesday evening. Barring a Muslim who was injured, the others are all Dalits. According to reports, the victims were targeted — in small groups across different areas — when they were returning after attending BSP chief Mayawati’s public meeting in […]

I have always supported reservations, says Kejriwal

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

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.

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Rohith Vemula suicide: Students in Hyderabad continue their protest

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

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

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

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.

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