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Gehlot: PM’s politics over Alwar rape case to win polls

Modi had accused the Rajasthan government of suppressing news related to the gangrape because of the elections, and attacked the Congress for playing “votebank politics”.

Gujarat Dalit groom rides horse, his community faces social boycott

According to the FIR, the five men named by Parmar — sarpanch Viju, deputy sarpanch Baldev, Bhopa Thakor, Manu Barot and Gabha Thakor — called for boycotting the Dalits.


Pelted with stones by villagers after ‘theft bid’, Dalit youth dead: UP Police

The villagers reportedly threw stones at three constables who tried to save Satish Raidas (25), the police said. The constables suffered minor injuries.

Pune: Protest on April 12 against owner of brick kiln who ‘made Dalit eat human excreta’

Following the complaint, Pimpri Chinchwad police arrested brick kiln owner Sandip Pawar (42), who belongs to the upper caste Maratha community. Pawar was, however, released on bail a few days later.

Bharat Bandh today by tribal, Dalit rights outfits

In the national capital, the protesters are set to march from Mandi House to Parliament Street.

On plea seeking use of ‘Dalit’, Supreme Court says over to govt

Questioning the circular, Senior advocate Kapil Sibal who appeared for the petitioner V A Rameshnathan asked "how can the Government of India issue such a circular questioning my identity?"


Delhi BJP reaches out to Dalit voters through community meals

The SC Morcha of the Delhi unit of the party, that had successfully organised the 'Bhim Mahasangam' rally at Ramlila ground here last month, is reaching out to the Dalit voters in the 12 reserved assembly constituencies through the 'Samrasta Bhoj'.

A day in the life of Bavita Devi, recipient of 50 chicks under a UP scheme for women

Meant to fight malnutrition, an Uttar Pradesh scheme has run into a problem: few birds survive beyond infancy.

Undoing injustice against Dalits requires upper caste support

Moral responsibility and amplified sensitivity will amount to little without tangible support for Dalit economic advancement.

Gujarat: Five held for beating Dalit man to death on suspicion of stealing sheep

According to police, Bodat, a farm labourer, was passing through Kundol village on December 24 when he was caught by a group of people, which suspected that Bodat stole a sheep from a villager’s farm.

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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


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.


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.