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Gujarat: Dalit family, including pregnant woman, beaten up for not disposing cow carcass

Sep 25, 2016

Gujarat: Dalit family, including pregnant woman, beaten up for not disposing cow carcass

A Dalit family, including a pregnant woman, was allegedly assaulted at Karja village in Gujarat's Banaskantha district after the members refused to dispose of a cow carcass, police said on Sunday. #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Violence against women #Dalits #Gujarat Police #Dalit Atrocities #SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
Ashes to ashes: Matang women sift through funeral pyres to earn their livelihood; it's killing them

Sep 25, 2016

Ashes to ashes: Matang women sift through funeral pyres to earn their livelihood; it's killing them

The women of the Matang community — a sub-section of Dalits — earn their livelihoods by sifting through the ashes of the dead. If the smoke inhalation doesn't kill them, hunger will. #Dalits #Caste discrimination #Caste in India #FWeekend #Matang #Matang women #graveyard workers #matang community #graveyard rituals
BJP national council meet in Kozhikode: Modi likely to discuss Uri attack, 'garib kalyan' agenda

Sep 22, 2016

BJP national council meet in Kozhikode: Modi likely to discuss Uri attack, 'garib kalyan' agenda

The Uri terror attack, which left 18 army men dead and triggered an outcry for punitive action against Pakistan, will be deliberated upon in the three-day BJP National Council meeting in which top party brass is also expected to articulate its 'garib kalyan' agenda to reach out to the mariginalised like Dalits and OBCs. #Uttar Pradesh #BJP #Pakistan #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Samajwadi Party #BSP #Dalits #OBCs #Shivraj Singh Chouhan #Deen Dayal Upadhyay #Uri Attack #Uri terror attack
Maratha Kranti silent morchas: All you need to know about the protests which shook Maharashtra

Sep 22, 2016

Maratha Kranti silent morchas: All you need to know about the protests which shook Maharashtra

The Maratha community, a dominant force in Maharashtra politics, has been taking out silent marches in various towns in the state over the last one month. #India #BJP #ConnectTheDots #Mumbai #Shiv Sena #Caste #Maharashtra #Dalits #Ahmednagar #Navi Mumbai #Beed #Osmanabad #Aurangabad #Nanded #Kopardi gangrape #Maratha Kranti silent morcha
Maharashtra stir: How a 'leaderless' Maratha movement is polarising the community

Sep 22, 2016

Maharashtra stir: How a 'leaderless' Maratha movement is polarising the community

By being leaderless , the Maratha movement is not just polarising Marathas, it is also polarising other communities, thereby vitiating the atmosphere. #ConnectTheDots #Mumbai #Reservation #OBC #Dalits #OBC Quota #Patidar movement #Jat agitation #Maratha movement #Maharashtra stir
Power struggle between Shivpal Singh, Akhilesh Yadav is to corner loot from state coffers: Amit Shah

Sep 21, 2016

Power struggle between Shivpal Singh, Akhilesh Yadav is to corner loot from state coffers: Amit Shah

Amid the ongoing internal bickering in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said the power struggle between the 'chacha-bhatija' (Shivpal Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav) was primarily for cornering the loot from the state coffers. #Uttar Pradesh #BJP #NewsTracker #Samajwadi Party #Rahul Gandhi #Bahujan Samaj Party #Dalits #Akhilesh Yadav #Shivpal Singh Yadav #Amit Shah
Maharashtra stir: Why anti-Dalit stance taken by Marathas defies any logic

Sep 21, 2016

Maharashtra stir: Why anti-Dalit stance taken by Marathas defies any logic

The demand for Maratha quota had been rejected by the Girish Bapat committee, after which the previous government in the state rejected the committee’s report and appointed the Narayan Rane panel in the run up to the last elections #Politics #Congress #BJP #Sharad Pawar #InMyOpinion #Shiv Sena #Dalits #NCP #Maharashra #Ramdas Athawale #Maratha community #Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj #Babasaheb Purandare #Narayan Rane panel
Marathas hold rallies throughout Maharashtra: At whom is the community's anger directed?

Sep 21, 2016

Marathas hold rallies throughout Maharashtra: At whom is the community's anger directed?

The Maratha Surajya Sangh, an organisation working for the welfare of Maratha community, has announced that they will hold rallies in three districts of the Konkan region on 27 September to press for various demands. #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #ConnectTheDots #Prithviraj Chavan #OBC #Protests #Dalits #SC/ST #Mahrashtra #Maratha #Vinayak Mete #Fadnavis
Sairat, and the portrayal of caste prejudice in popular cinema down the years

Sep 18, 2016

Sairat, and the portrayal of caste prejudice in popular cinema down the years

The depiction of caste in Indian films makes for an interesting analysis, like in the case of Nagraj Manjule's Sairat #Caste #Dalits #caste politics #Nagraj Manjule #FWeekend #Sairat #caste in film
India-Nepal ties: Will PM Prachanda walk the extra mile for a warmer relationship?

Sep 17, 2016

India-Nepal ties: Will PM Prachanda walk the extra mile for a warmer relationship?

The bilateral relationships reached its lowest ebb when the Nepalese media and ruling party leaders accused India of trying to overthrow the Oli government in May 2016. #India #InMyOpinion #Dalits #Nepali Congress #Prachanda #CPN-UML #Madhesis #kamal thapa #Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli #Pushpa Kamal Dahal #Nepal. Diplomacy #CPN (Maoist Center)