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Friday, January 22, 2021



In times of family grief, we become one and get tied to our unified selves

January 10, 2021 9:11 am

Our minds think about the beautiful things we have and that is family. It is the most valued institution where respect and honour are not performative. It is a candid space of attracting compassion and sharing warmth.

UP: Dalit girl found dead, family says couldn’t pay school fees

January 05, 2021 5:13 am

Police started an inquiry after the girl’s father filed a complaint. Investigators are now collecting the call details of her cell phone.

Seeing India, Pak history through the lens of caste

December 27, 2020 8:47 am

While caste differences in India are also displaced onto a religious minority, in Pakistan this displacement locates the minority within and caste outside Islam. Caste really does allow us to see history anew.

Woman who married Dalit man killed, buried on family farm by brothers: cops

December 13, 2020 8:24 am

According to the police, Chandni's brothers Sunil (32), Sushil (28) and Sudhir (26) met her in Delhi on November 17 and took her back home to Mainpuri. On November 20, she was shot dead, allegedly by her brothers, who then buried the body in the farm, the police said.

Dalit village council member killed in Lucknow, business partner held

November 04, 2020 1:46 am

Another person allegedly involved in the murder was being identified, they added. Rawat was a member of the Village Development Council of Poornpur village where he lived, said police.

Dalit bodies, by Manu’s law, didn’t have the right to hear a text: Artist Sajan Mani

October 29, 2020 6:39 pm

Artist Sajan Mani speaks about harnessing the power of memory, history and poetry in his on-going solo show in Berlin

The Precarity of Dalit Lives in India

October 27, 2020 9:41 pm

Atrocities on Dalits are never a singular instance, they are part of a larger narrative of caste vengeance and a reflection of a hurt savarna pride.

The Hathras case is symptomatic of the disappearance of Dalit politics

October 16, 2020 8:55 am

Suhas Palshikar writes: Dalit politics is caught between balancing concerns of political power and altering its social dynamics.

Three Dalit sisters burnt with acid in their sleep in Gonda, 1 held

October 14, 2020 5:14 am

The oldest of the sisters, who is 17, has suffered 35 per cent burns, while the other two, aged 12 and 8, have 25 per cent and 5 per cent burns respectively.

Tamil Nadu: 7 held for forcing Dalit to fall at OBC man’s feet

October 14, 2020 8:17 am

The police investigation has also found that a video, reportedly shot by members of the Thevar community and showing Paulraj purportedly falling at Sivasangu’s feet, was circulated among members of the community.


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.