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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.


Moradabad: FIR against three Muslim barbers for ‘refusing’ to cut hair of Dalits

According to 45-year-old Mahesh Chandra, he filed a complaint to stop caste-based discrimination. “This has been going on for several years, but now we have decided to raise our voice,” he said.

Village commons: Landless Dalits of Punjab seek unfettered rights of cultivation

As per the Punjab government’s records, a total of 1.57 lakh acres of shamlat land are available for cultivation purposes in the state, out of which a third — just under 53,000 acres — is given on annual lease to Dalits.

A Malayali filmmaker tells stories of Dalits being forced to bury their dead under their homes

The documentary attempts to place the discrimination meted out to the Dalit community when it comes to burying their bodies at the centre of drawing-room discussions in a state hailed for its progressive social indicators.

Gujarat: Dalits in 32 villages protected by cops, CM Rupani moots harmony drive

In October last year, there were 30 such villages. Since then, police protection was withdrawn from four villages as the situation was seen as having improved.


Karnataka: Rise of Modi, Dalit assertion in Congress’ Chamarajanagar fort

Chamarajanagar, a reserved seat, voted on April 18. It is considered a Congress seat and the sitting MP, R Dhruvanarayana, is credited for being accessible and undertaking development works.

Dalits in Gujarat boycotted: ‘They felt that if Dalits don’t do their work, how can they take out procession’

The OBCs, mainly Thakors, had called for the boycott on Wednesday after Mehul Parmar, a Dalit bridegroom, took out his marriage procession in the village on May 7.

Ambedkar to PM washing feet at Kumbh: BJP targets SP-BSP core

On one side, are photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi washing the feet of sanitation workers during the Kumbh Mela. On the other, are images of the five locations linked to B R Ambedkar that the Centre had developed as the “Panchteerth”.

New Dalit, New India

Aspiration and assertion are at the core of the emerging politics of the community

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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.