Topic: Dalit

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Land to the Tillers has Become Land to the Tycoons: Jignesh Mevani

Land to the Tillers has Become Land to the Tycoons: Jignesh Mevani Pranjal Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:08 Newsclick and Communalism Combat talked to Jigne...   [ continue reading...]

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Why is the UK government wheeling back on legislation against caste discrimination?

Appeasing votebanks of the Hindu right, instead of legislation, a consultation has been launched which serves to o...   [ continue reading...]

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Tensions Escalate in Saharanpur as Anti-Dalit Violence After A Mayawati Rally Kills One and Injures Over 20 Dalits

On 21 May 2017, thousands of protestors took to the streets in Delhi, answering a call for a  rally by Chandrasekhar, an advocate who is the leader of the...   [ continue reading...]

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A controversial career

Since his elevation as a judge to the Madras High Court in 2001, Justice C.S. Karnan has been involved in many a controversy relating to allegations of discrimi...   [ continue reading...]

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Divided on support

Dalits are unhappy over the turn of events in the judiciary but many of them find it difficult to support Justice Karnan. By DIVYA TRIVEDI   [ continue reading...]

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Targeting Dalits

A caste Hindu onslaught on Dalits in a western Uttar Pradesh village triggers a fightback, bringing cheer to marginalised communities who find themselves bullie...   [ continue reading...]

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From Saharanpur to Delhi, Dalit Affirmation Takes Centre-Stage

The Bhim Army and its leader, Chandrasekhar, say their fight is against caste oppression and the 'saffron terror' of the Hindutva forces. The post From Saharanp...   [ continue reading...]

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Stalled impeachment

The process to initiate impeachment proceedings against Justice C.V. Nagarjuna Reddy of the Andhra Pradesh/Telangana High Court for alleged interference in the...   [ continue reading...]

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Thailand: Junta Entrenched 3 Years After Coup

Expand Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during a news conference after h...   [ continue reading...]

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For Dalits in UP’s Shabirpur, Caste Violence and No Compensation Form a Cycle of Violence

At least 12 Dalits were seriously injured and up to 55 houses were burnt after clashes with the Thakur community – but the authorities are deflecting atte...   [ continue reading...]

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In Saharanpur, the Mass Mobilisation of Thakurs and the One-Sided Nature of Violence Suggests an Organised Attack Against Dalits

On the morning of 8 May 2017, when I entered the Dalit neighbourhood in Shabbirpur village in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, it appeared almost deser...   [ continue reading...]

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The Egyptian Army’s violent trail of breadcrumbs

Supporting Egypt’s particular brand of fighting terrorism is equivalent to supporting a climate of expedited...   [ continue reading...]

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Jan Gan Man Ki Baat Episode 51: Violence in Saharanpur and FCRA

In the fifty-first episode of Jan Gan Man Ki Baat, Vinod Dua discusses the violence between the Dalit and Thakur communities in Saharanpur and the Foreign Contr...   [ continue reading...]

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'Stop caste discrimination in the Church'

From a conference on dalit discrimination in London comes a message to Pope Francis, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.   [ continue reading...]

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‘You can’t preach self-respect to empty stomachs’

Interview with the Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN   [ continue reading...]

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Is Pinarayi Vijayan Losing the Plot in Kerala?

From a Dalit student's suicide to allowing police excesses, the Kerala chief minister seems unable to correctly handle much that goes on in the state. The post...   [ continue reading...]

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Is the Church finally acting against India’s caste system?

Over 20 years after Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s exposé of dalit manual scavenging, somebody might finally be taking action.   [ continue reading...]

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India: Stop the Attack on Minorities and Dalits in the name of Gau Raksha - Memorandum to Chief Minister of Rajasthan

Today, activists of people's movements, women's organisations, trade unions, and others have protested in front of Bikaner House, demanding the justice to Pehlu...   [ continue reading...]

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India Is About to Be Grilled on Its Human Rights Record by 112 Countries at U.N. Review

Click here for reuse options! The world’s largest democracy faces questions about discrimination and violence...   [ continue reading...]

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Dalit Professor Beaten, Suspended for WhatsApp Forward Says College Always Wanted to Sack Him

After the brutal assault on the professor, he was promptly arrested by the local police and an FIR filed against him. The post Dalit Professor Beaten, Suspended...   [ continue reading...]

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