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Carol team attacked: Fearing another attack by DYFI men, 25 Dalits take shelter at church

A group of men belonging to DYFI, allegedly in an inebriated state, had attacked the carol team on December 23, and molested women in the carol team, according to the victims.

Rajasthan elections: Why Dalits are keeping BJP, Congress guessing

With the BSP contesting 197 of the state’s 200 seats, Congress sources admit that a victory is not possible without the support of Dalits.


Dalits to VHP: Appoint one Ram temple priest from community

At meeting in Ahmedabad, Dalits also demand appointing a priest from community as Shankaracharya, as demanded by Babasaheb Ambedkar

Rahul backs Ilaiah over DU's move to ban his books, calls it RSS move to disempower Dalits

Gandhi said Ilaiahs books were a part of the university's syllabus for over a decade, without any questions being raised on their impact on the minds of students.

‘Social boycott’ of dalits in Haryana village: Submit fresh status report by Dec 6, Pb Hry HC tells Hisar DC

The controversy relates to the alleged practice of ‘untouchability’ in Hansi tehsil’s Bhatla village where the Dalits, according to a petition in the High Court, were being boycotted by the people belonging to ‘upper castes’. The petition was filed in the High Court in August 2017.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar free, village still trapped in caste tension

Sudhir Pundir, another Rajput, says all efforts by the administration to reach a peaceful settlement with the Dalits have failed.


Refrain from using word Dalit, stick to Scheduled Caste: I&B Ministry tells media

Dalit rights groups have opposed the I&B ministry’s order, asserting that the term holds political significance and a sense of identity.

‘Ostracised’ by upper caste men, 70 Dalit families in Rajasthan village living in fear

According to the villagers, a dispute between Meghwal and Rajpurohit communities broke out after a complaint was filed against two upper caste boys for making some casteist comments against the Dalits on social media.

Dalits allegedly thrashed in Gujarat for sporting moustache, wearing shorts

Darbars, who belong to the OBC in the state, also lodged a complaint, saying they were attacked by Dalits following a quarrel between children belonging to the two communities over a swing at a primary school.

Rajasthan: Cook discards food touched by Dalit student, sacked

Rodilal Meghwal, father of the student said that the incident happened on July 2 at the Government Girls Upper Primary School in Utharda village in Salumbar.

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PM Modi arrives in Kolkata

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

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.