Bhim Army

Showing of 41 - 60 from 85 results
Bhim Army - Total results - 85
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested after 'unruly' protests over demolition of Sant Ravidas temple, to be produced in court today
India

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested after 'unruly' protests over demolition of Sant Ravidas temple, to be produced in court today

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has been arrested on charges of rioting and unlawful assembly after the Dalit protests over the Ravidas temple demolition turned violent, and will be produced before a court on Thursday, a police official said.

Mayawati uses EC ban to launch nephew Akash Anand as successor; move to counter rise of Bhim Army's Chandrasekhar Azad
Politics

Mayawati uses EC ban to launch nephew Akash Anand as successor; move to counter rise of Bhim Army's Chandrasekhar Azad

After playing the victim card on Monday, BSP chief Mayawati used the EC 48-hr ban to formally launch her 24-year-old nephew Akash Anand into politics, letting everyone speculate if she has picked him as her successor

Upset over Mayawati's remarks on Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhim Army to support Saharanpur's Congress candidate
Politics

Upset over Mayawati's remarks on Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhim Army to support Saharanpur's Congress candidate

The move comes days after Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati described Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad as a "BJP agent" and accused him of trying to divide Dalit votes

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad calls Akhilesh, Mulayam 'agents' of BJP, says Mayawati is being 'misled' by her party
Politics

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad calls Akhilesh, Mulayam 'agents' of BJP, says Mayawati is being 'misled' by her party

Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad on Wednesday alleged Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav were "agents" of the BJP, adding he will not contest from Varanasi if his candidature scuttled the Dalit movement.

Bhim Army national president Vinay Ratan Singh says Congress 'did nothing' for Dalits in 60 years, outfit won't support it in UP
Politics

Bhim Army national president Vinay Ratan Singh says Congress 'did nothing' for Dalits in 60 years, outfit won't support it in UP

Chandrashekhar Azad-led Bhim Army shot to limelight during the May, 2017 clashes between Dalits and upper caste Thakurs in Saharanpur.

BSP's taunts at Sheila Dikshit may be motivated by disenchantment over Priyanka Gandhi's 'courtesy' call to Bhim Army chief
Politics

BSP's taunts at Sheila Dikshit may be motivated by disenchantment over Priyanka Gandhi's 'courtesy' call to Bhim Army chief

Although both Priyanka Gandhi and Chandrashekhar Azad called the meeting a courtesy call, in politics, such courtesies are not without purpose.

Shunned by regional satraps, Congress woos young leaders like Chandrashekhar Azad to regain ground
Politics

Shunned by regional satraps, Congress woos young leaders like Chandrashekhar Azad to regain ground

A successful entry into the Uttar Pradesh’s political game, via Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, may give Congress a formula that it could execute to good effect in other states

Priyanka Gandhi meeting Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad sums up Congress' surrender ahead of LS polls
Politics

Priyanka Gandhi meeting Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad sums up Congress' surrender ahead of LS polls

The assumption that Azad and his motley crew can substitute Mayawati and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh politics is patently erroneous on many counts

Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad: A few theories about why this has Mayawati worried
Politics

Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad: A few theories about why this has Mayawati worried

Mayawati may sound dismissive of Azad’s rise, but he does signify a new phase of aggressive Dalit politics that is fast spreading from western UP to Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan

Priyanka Gandhi's meet with Chandrashekhar Azad not just courtesy call, but strategy of escalation with BSP isn't smart move
Politics

Priyanka Gandhi's meet with Chandrashekhar Azad not just courtesy call, but strategy of escalation with BSP isn't smart move

Priyanka is making a statement – one that Rahul Gandhi, her brother and Congress president, has made before. We are prepared to fly solo, where we must. Trying to bring Azad onside is of a piece with the Congress’s strategy to incorporate young activism-driven leaders – think Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakore.

Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at hospital, day after his detention over MCC violation
Politics

Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at hospital, day after his detention over MCC violation

Congress general-secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a hospital where the Dalit leader was admitted a day earlier.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Deoband; supporters block Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway
Politics

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Deoband; supporters block Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband. Soon after, his supporters clashed with the cops and blocked the Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway

Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration passes peacefully year after violence at event; 8-10 lakh people attend
India

Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration passes peacefully year after violence at event; 8-10 lakh people attend

A year after caste clashes marred the event to celebrate the anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle, eight to 10 lakh people paid tributes amidst a heavy police presence at the memorial here, which has come to be known as a symbol of Dalit pride.

One year on, riot-hit Bhima Koregaon remains peaceful, but undertone of caste tensions prevail in the village
India

One year on, riot-hit Bhima Koregaon remains peaceful, but undertone of caste tensions prevail in the village

Every year, on 1 January, lakhs of Dalits across Maharashtra gather at the war memorial of Bhima Koregaon, 40 kilometres from Pune. It commemorates the historic victory of the British Army, which had a significant Dalit contingent, over the Peshwas.

Bhima Koregaon to host lakhs of Dalits on 1 January; cops tighten security, monitor 'provocative' social media posts
India

Bhima Koregaon to host lakhs of Dalits on 1 January; cops tighten security, monitor 'provocative' social media posts

After the violence at Bhima Koregaon last year, Dalit groups from across Maharashtra are likely to throng the destination this time to make a statement, and the police have their work cut out for them.

'Wrong to divide gods into castes': SBSP MLA Om Prakash Rajbhar hits out at UP CM Yogi Adityanath
Politics

'Wrong to divide gods into castes': SBSP MLA Om Prakash Rajbhar hits out at UP CM Yogi Adityanath

While addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Alwar district last week, Yogi Adityanath had said that Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.

Bhim Army not to contest Lok Sabha polls; will instead back joint Opposition nominee against BJP
Politics

Bhim Army not to contest Lok Sabha polls; will instead back joint Opposition nominee against BJP

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar called for Dalits and Muslims of the country to unite under one banner to defeat the BJP

Supporters of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad react to his release from prison, two months before schedule 
India

Supporters of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad react to his release from prison, two months before schedule 

Amidst chatter of political strategising, minority groups across Bundelkhand react to the release of Bhim Army supremo Chandrashekhar Azad

Mayawati keen to join anti-BJP alliance but may play hardball with Congress over 'respectable' terms
Politics

Mayawati keen to join anti-BJP alliance but may play hardball with Congress over 'respectable' terms

The most important factor that will influence the outcome of alliance-building initiatives will be Mayawati’s actual actions, rather than public pronouncements.