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Gujarat: 500 Dalits embrace Buddhism on Vijayadashami

It was on a Vijayadashami day on October 14, 1956 that Dr B R Ambedkar famously embraced Buddhism along with lakhs of his supporters in Maharashtra.

Karnataka: Dalit BJP MP stopped from entering village

A video of the MP’s visit to the Gollarahatti along with a team of social workers for development work, which was aired on local television channels, showed the MP trying to reason with villagers to allow him to enter while some locals insist he cannot enter the hamlet.


Get back compensation paid to Dalits: Gujarat Judge to govt in three cases

The special judge passed orders to recover compensation, concluding that the “menace” of registering false complaints of Dalit atrocities to get compensation from the government “cannot be overlooked”.

Video of body lowered from bridge: Vellore officials promise new burial ground for Dalits nearby

On Thursday, Kannadasan said, several government teams visited their village and promised a space for burial about 4 km away.

Telangana: Dalit sarpanch, husband assaulted at temple

The incident occurred in Tukkuguda village of Ranga Reddy district in Telangana on August 18, but came to light on Wednesday after the couple lodged a police complaint and eight people were booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Caste oppression is reinventing itself: Dalit scholar at TISS

His book, released on July 22, highlights several facets on tackling the problem of caste discrimination in contemporary times. It also highlights the need to dismantle the divisions created by a neo-liberal economy.


Ravidas temple demolition: Both govt and Oppn in support, Dalit bodies flex muscle, shut down Punjab

The Doaba region, comprising Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur and home to largest concentration of SC population in Punjab, witnessed a complete shutdown.

Fearing arrest, many flee UP village where Dalit was set afire

Five people have been arrested — main accused Shravan Yadav (25), his parents, Deshraj Yadav (65) and Diljani Yadav (60) — for the murder of the Dalit youth, Sujeet Gautam, who succumbed to burn injuries on Monday.

Gujarat: Cops ‘assault’ Dalit youth for demanding accident report

According to Makwana, a daily wage labourer from Paldi village in Una, he went to Una police station on July 14 to get a copy of the accident report in which his elder brother Dilip Makwana (42) was involved.

An upper caste gaze

Its nuanced depiction notwithstanding, ‘Article 15’ shows Dalits as victims. The film does not shy away from depicting the realities of caste society.

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'Capital is the best way to fight caste. Market and money will defeat anti-capital Marx and Manu'

Chairman of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Milind Kamble says the word ‘Dalit’ binds the country emotionally, asserts that the 4 per cent procurement law ensures social, financial inclusion of Dalit entrepreneurs, urges the government to push harder to meet Stand Up India targets, backs the US model to encourage Dalit SMEs […]

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.