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May 22, 2019
Equality Labs, a South Asian American start-up, to host congressional briefing on caste discrimination in United StatesThis conversation aims to address the Congressional staff on the issue using both, quantitative data and anecdotal experiences of South Asian Americans who have been subjected to caste discrimination.
Mar 24, 2019
In Arun Vijai Mathavan's photo project, a look at how caste has seeped into postmortem proceduresWestern medicine is relatively new in India, and despite coming from a region where caste divisions didn’t exist, discrimination seems to have made its way into the Indian system, says Arun Vijai Mathavan
Jan 02, 2019
Only three castes may apply to join the President's Bodyguard, but army still alleges there's no caste biasGaurav Yadav, a resident of Rewari in Haryana, has moved the Delhi High Court challenging the recruitment process of the President's Body Guard (PBG)
Nov 15, 2018
The Relli community fights back: Sewage workers protest against apathy, discriminationThe Relli community, like other marginalised communities in India, face structural and occupational discrimination even today
Aug 23, 2018
70 Dalit families in Rajasthan's Kanudi village debarred from accessing basic facilities by dominant Rajpurohit families70 Dalit families were debarred from accessing water or schools by the Rajpurohit families in Rajasthan's Kanudi village
May 24, 2018
Brahmins and Jat Sikhs lead campaign for Dalit land rights in Punjab amid milieu of deep-rooted caste prejudicesIn Punjab, a significant section of the leadership of the campaign for Dalit land rights comes from Brahmins and Jat Sikhs – both considered high castes.
Apr 05, 2018
Crime rate against Dalits increased by 25% from 2006 to 2016; cases pending investigation up by 99%Over the decade to 2016, the rate of crime against Dalits rose more than eight times (746 percent); there were 2.4 crimes per 1,00,000 Dalits in 2006, rising to 20.3 in 2016.
Apr 04, 2018
Harassment of Dalit professor in IIT Kanpur exemplifies the subtle ways of caste discrimination in India todayThe story of one Dalit professor in IIT Kanpur and what he faced shows how pernicious the problem of discrimination can be.
Apr 03, 2018
SC's position on SC/ST Act rooted in misplaced fear of 'misuse,' will lead to further victimisation of Dalits, AdivasisIf the Supreme Court doesn’t rethink its position on the SC/ST Act, reporting of cases under the law will drop as victims may face further discrimination.
Feb 14, 2018
How an organisation called Evidence is fighting against 'honour killings', by aiding victims in legal casesEvidence's Founding Executive Director Kathir @ Vincent Raj talks about the complexities of honour killing cases, and the strong hold that caste continues to have on the people of Tamil Nadu | #FirstCulture