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Gujarat: 43 per cent Dalits surveyed do not possess allotted land, says book

Dominant upper caste people encroach upon the land as Dalits are in a vulnerable position with regard to the power structure of villages, and do not have the power to claim the land, the book found.


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.

Saharanpur signal

Violence in the region is a test of the Adityanath government’s willingness and ability to negotiate communal faultlines

First in Kerala

State body that manages temples introduces caste reservation in the recruitment of Hindu priests. It will be watched

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.

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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.