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Author Gunjan Veda on her latest book and documenting the art and music of Dalit communities

March 19, 2020 9:59 am

She also speaks on need to reclaim lost traditions

Days after girl goes missing, Dalit teen beheaded in Maharashtra village

March 17, 2020 12:45 am

The incident took place at Lakh Khandala village in Vaijapur taluka on the night of March 14. Police have identified the deceased as Bhimraj Balasaheb Gaikwad (17).

Barmer Dalit custodial death: ‘I could hear my brother screaming ... when we went in, he was lying there, dead’

February 29, 2020 7:25 am

Khatik’s brother Dharmendra has stated in the complaint that Khatik told him about the torture when he went to the police station on Thursday morning.

Rajasthan: Dalit dies in custody, family alleges murder

February 28, 2020 5:36 am

SHO suspended, booked for murder; entire staff of police station sent to lines.

Dalitality: Inherent untouchability in planning for SC/STs

February 23, 2020 1:48 am

There is an urgent need for communities to reclaim the rights to planning for their resources. Exclusion of the right to plan is part of ‘untouchability’. The government as well as the authorities concerned need to enable this right to planning to the communities.

Rajasthan: Two Dalits brutally assaulted for stealing money, Rahul Gandhi calls it 'horrific'

February 20, 2020 3:29 pm

A disturbing video of the assault shows a man allegedly dipping a screwdriver in petrol and then inserting it in private parts of one of the two youths.

Gujarat: Wedding procession of Dalit Armyman targeted because he rode mare, 11 booked

February 17, 2020 7:38 am

According to police, the incident took place around 11 am at Sharifda village when Akash Kumar Koitiya (22), a jawan with the military police wing of the Army, started on his wedding procession.

In Tamil Nadu, Dalit youth stops to defecate, is lynched

February 17, 2020 8:28 am

While the incident happened on Wednesday, after videos of the torture began circulating in the area, police on Friday arrested seven people and said they were investigating the role of others.

Hiding myself and coming out as a Dalit was a privileged decision: Yashica Dutt

January 29, 2020 8:42 am

Yashica Dutt was at the Jaipur Literature Festival recently where she spoke to about “coming out”, of seeking for a language to describe her experience, her privilege and the absence of Dalit literature in India.

SC agrees to examine plea seeking Scheduled Caste status for Dalit Christians

January 08, 2020 7:05 pm

A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant issued notice to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Minorities and Registrar General of India.


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

August 11, 2018 8:23 am

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

July 28, 2018 6:18 am

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

Dalit man’s wedding procession passes through Thakur village

July 16, 2018 12:00 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.