Caste Discrimination News
Is Seattle’s ban on caste discrimination 'Hinduphobic, racist'?
The Seattle City Council’s vote to outlaw caste discrimination has created divisions among the South Asian diaspora in the US. While it has been hailed by many Dalit activists, a section of Hindus have called it a ‘tool’ used by ‘anti-Hindus to discriminate against Hindus in America’
Jalore student death: Yet to ascertain if caste-based discrimination led to death of Dalit boy in Jalore, says RSCPCR
Indra Kumar Meghwal, a third-standard student of Saraswati Vidhay Mandir in Surana village, was beaten up by his teacher Chail Singh on 20 July allegedly for touching a drinking water pot and succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Ahmedabad on 14 August
Myth of ummah’s equality: How Indian Muslims were looked down upon by those who converted them
Indian Muslims should stop seeking their lineage to foreign Muslims who ruled in India. The latter, ironically, never owned them
If sacked Dalit cook is not reinstated we will approach court, vows Uttarakhand SC/ST commission
Uttarakhand commission for scheduled castes chairman Mukesh Kumar said he has also asked the administration to identify people involved in the row for 'spoiling the traditional social fabric of Uttarakhand'
Uttarakhand: Dalit cook sacked after upper caste students boycott meals she made; CM orders probe
A Dalit woman has been sacked after her appointment as the cook in a government school in Uttarakhand’s Champawat district triggered a boycott of mid-day meals by upper caste students
Kerala temple lifts centuries old ban that denied entry to Dalits
The scheduled caste people in the locality are not ready to openly challenge the discriminatory practices as some fear that it will 'provoke' the deity, others fear the local residents
Sekhar Kammula on Love Story: Tried to represent caste discrimination in the way I can
Love Story director Sekhar Kammula discusses the men in his stories, working with Sai Pallavi and Naga Chaitanya, and not going the Vetrimaaran way while addressing caste discrimination.
2020, year of the pandemic: Denied land allotted to her, a differently-abled woman from Sivaganga ostracised
For Rajalakshmi, a woman with a locomotor disability, being forced to leave her rented house in the middle of the lockdown was only the latest chapter in a long story of stigmatisation
How the Savarna construction of reservation vs merit binary has stalled progress of Dalits across sectors
Creating economic resources and social unification for the oppressed sections of society will help in flattening the brahmanical hegemonic theory of caste and merit.
Lockdown Caste Atrocities: Online campaign addresses violence against Dalits in the pandemic through art and dialogue
The campaign aims to share 'stories of pain, plight and struggle of Dalits' that need visibility and solidarity both at the national and international levels, since Dalit rights need to be addressed as human rights
Woman Dalit panchayat chief in Tamil Nadu forced to sit on floor, barred from hoisting flag; two arrested
Rajeshwari S, the Dalit president of the Therku Thittai panchayat in Cuddalore district, was made to sit on the floor, while other members were seated on chairs during a meeting of panchayat members
In Unni R's latest work, a witch hunt for an invisible rooster exposes the foibles of a privileged, fanatical society
Known for his short stories and screenplays, The Cock is the Culprit is Unni's first novel, which brilliantly exposes the patriarchy, politics, privilege and bigotry prevalent in Kerala society.
Reversing the upper-caste gaze: Rajesh Rajamani on his vision for The Discreet Charm of the Savarnas
Conventionally, caste has been a sombre topic in pop culture that chiefly deals with Dalit characters. Rajesh Rajamani reverses the gaze on Savarnas, and inserts humour into his film.
Case of caste bias at Cisco Systems: Even 'progressive' Silicon Valley elites not immune to new strain of discrimination
This will hopefully provoke the creation of caste as new grounds for discrimination in the United States. This will help create a legal discourse on the synonymity of the manifestations between race and caste.
The wrath of upper caste professors: How the education system normalised abusive, discriminatory teaching methods
Seniority, clout and power are directly related to caste privilege, and this may sound less shocking if you keenly observe who holds top positions in academia presently, and in the past.
As Eru Veyyil gets an English translation, Perumal Murugan revisits his 1991 classic tracing deterioration of rural idyll
In Rising Heat one can spot traces of the author’s unflinchingly honest and poignant narrative produced years before the terrible controversy around One Part Woman led him to make the sorrowful announcement that ‘Perumal Murugan, the writer, is dead.’
California regulators sue Cisco over alleged caste discrimination faced by Indian-American employee
Two Cisco supervisors in the Golden State, Sundar Iyer and Ramana Kompella, are named in the suit for discriminating against and harassing a Dalit employee
Memoirs of a Dalit Communist: RB More's writings offer critique of untouchability, Savarna communism
Memoirs of a Dalit Communist should be read for the explanations it offers for the failure of communism in India, in particular the ideology's unsuitability to the social reality of Indian politics. The book is also a critical read because it lays bare how Savarna leaders used caste to their advantage within the communist groups.
Supreme Court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendments Act, says can't presume that Dalits, Tribals may misuse law
The Supreme Court is likely to uphold the amendments made by the government in the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
Supreme Court recalls verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act, restores earlier legal position on arrests under legislation
The judgement was delivered on the Centre's plea seeking review of the 2018 verdict, by which certain safeguards were provided in the Atrocities Act.