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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.

Amroha: Eight cops suspended after youth ‘dies in custody’

In a purported video of his family members, Balkrishna’s wife and a relative can be seen holding wads of cash, alleging that police were demanding the money.

Agra girl killed: ‘Someone was jealous, burnt her school bag and books too’

The incident has had one fallout in the village — the girls have stopped going to school. “At least 40 girls went to the same school as the girl, they are all scared to step out now."

‘Now, gods being divided... After polls, it will be all calm,’ says a priest

Jitender Pandey, 40, priest at Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place, New Delhi speaks about Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath's mention of Lord Hanuman, in which he stated the deity to be a Dalit.


Gujarat: Dalit victims seek mercy killing, write to President Ram Nath Kovind

Writing on behalf of his family, Vashram Sarvaiya stated that the state government failed to keep promises made by then chief minister Anandiben Patel in the aftermath of the assault on his family and relatives on July 11, 2016.

Dalit family seeks nod for euthanasia from President, PM for land allotment

In the application dated October 8, sent through sub-divisional magistrate of Una, the 14-member family stated that their repeated petitions to the government for relief had fallen on deaf ears.

A Dalit woman’s thoughts on #MeTooIndia

We Dalits, and especially Dalit women, are not accustomed to receiving that kind of belief from Savarna social systems, or even our own Savarna friends.

Tamil Nadu: Three held for objecting to appointment of a Dalit cook in school

A similar controversy had erupted in a government school in Tirupur district, where a group of caste Hindus had objected to a Dalit woman cooking meal for the students.

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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.

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.