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Next door to national capital, in some UP Dalit villages, hospitals bigger fear than Covid-19

May 31, 2021 8:31 pm

Misinformation through social media and a widening lack of trust in the government has meant Dalits are trusting local quacks over state-run health facilities in these villages near Ghaziabad.

Learning about modern-day Untouchability is a step in the right direction

May 23, 2021 8:57 am

The past year has been one of unprecedented loss and change. I hope that as we “uncover” and discuss more history, 2021 is one of empathy, love, and growth.

In Punjab, farm unions & BJP step up efforts to win Dalit support

February 27, 2021 1:42 pm

Punjab has over 60 per cent Ravidassia population out the total Dalit population of nearly 32 per cent. Doaba region -- Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Nawanshahr and Kapurthala districts -- of the state has the highest population of Dalits.

The narrative of community involved in cleaning task finds no mention in official vocabulary

January 24, 2021 8:42 am

The Swachhkar Samaj faces a daunting task as it attempts to cast the vernacular in the vocabulary of the mainstream and yet prevent its emancipatory vision from being challenged.

‘Beaten for plucking leaves’, UP Dalit man kills self; 2 arrested

December 31, 2020 7:03 am

The victim, Dharampal Diwakar (25), lived in the district’s Malwan area. His family said he committed suicide after being thrashed by the accused for plucking leaves from their mango tree.

OBCs constitute 25% of police; STs get better representation: Data

December 30, 2020 2:37 am

According to data, 14 per cent of all positions in police forces across the country were represented by Dalits at the end of 2019.

Quieter but still present: Landless labourers say have much to lose

December 24, 2020 7:47 am

A resident of Fazilka district, Dev Singh's life trajectory, in many ways, mirrors the plight of Punjab's landless labourers, managing to eke out a living wholly dependent on those owning tracts of land.

Charge of Dalit patriarchy is now being used to put down any assertion of being Dalit

December 13, 2020 11:05 am

One cannot be blind to the suppression of one’s own while positing a universalist agenda. Anti-women behaviour needs to be addressed as a community project.

Slum numbers show cities don’t help Dalits shed caste

November 29, 2020 9:16 am

For the State to design and implement social policies to uplift Dalits in urban India, it is essential to produce meticulous spatial and socioeconomic surveys and studies on urban Dalit households and ward-level projections on urban Dalit population.

Ambedkarites should try to be like Ambedkar — of high moral character and believing in self-effort

November 01, 2020 9:51 am

Untouchability and inequality cannot be removed if education produces only slavish and selfish-minded leaders. Moreover, how can we gain anything by staying in the caste system?


PM Modi arrives in Kolkata

February 21, 2016 4:46 pm

Kolkata, Feb 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Kolkata to attend the inauguration of Centenary Celebration of Gaudiya Mission and Math. The Prime Minister will thereafter reach Varanasi. In the morning he will pay a visit to the Ravi Das Mandir - a temple dedicated to the mystic who holds a special place in the hearts of Dalits. He is then scheduled to visit the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) where he has been invited as the chief guest in the centenary convocation of the university.

Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in UP: Rahul Gandhi

February 18, 2016 4:05 pm

Lucknow, Feb 18 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has done nothing for Dalits in Uttar Pradesh and added that the latter is of the view that their plight would drastically change for the better if the Congress Party joins hands with them. Targetting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), he said both wanted to suppress the poor and the downtrodden sections of society.Before reaching the venue of the event he was to address, BJP activists greeted the Congress vice president with black flags.