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Tuesday, January 28, 2020



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

January 28, 2020 9:00 pm

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.

Was not allowed to enter temple: Dalit minister informs HP Assembly

January 07, 2020 8:47 pm

Rajiv Saizal was speaking while participating in a discussion on a bill that extends reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies by another 10 years.

Dalitality: Hindu, Muslim, and the nonsense of it

December 15, 2019 10:28 am

The Hindu-Muslimisation of India’s past and present falls well into the trap of Brahminical rhetoric of theocratic nationalism that wants the world, and Indians in particular, to believe in this dichotomy and not about the grand legacy of Buddhism and the internal violence of caste.

Mau: Three arrested for ‘converting Dalits’, row over who filed the complaint

November 29, 2019 5:09 am

“A group of men belonging to some Hindu outfit came to our village and asked about the place where prayers were being held by Christians. I directed them to the place. It could be those men who informed the police and got the three persons arrested,” Prakash Pasi told The Indian Express.

Punjab: 16-yr-old tied to a pillar, burnt alive in Mansa

November 25, 2019 11:58 am

Both the victim and the accused belong to the Dalit community.

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

October 28, 2019 12:59 pm

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

October 15, 2019 9:07 am

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.

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

October 11, 2019 11:15 am

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

October 10, 2019 6:57 am

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.”


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.