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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
Sep 06, 2017
Anitha suicide: Death of innocence busts NEET myth as the great leveller of India's medical educationIn quiet death, Anitha has left us with a deafening indictment of caste, education, and what it means to be a nation.
Sep 04, 2017
Anitha suicide: Compensating her kin a crude gesture, Tamil Nadu govt needs to throw students a lifelineAnitha's suicide is deeply disturbing. The needless death of this young, talented girl leaves one numb. It is obvious that the 17-year-old was pushed into taking this extreme step. A girl who aspired to save lives ended up choosing death.
Jul 04, 2017
Divisions within Indian diaspora as UK conducts public consultation into caste lawDespite stating that legislation should be brought in to stop discrimination on the ground of case seven years ago, the government has been reluctant to do so.
Jun 26, 2017
Watch: An inter-caste marriage widens caste rifts in Kerala villageThis discrimination has not surfaced suddenly. Dalit women, in particular, counted different forms of caste discriminations they face daily.
Jun 19, 2017
Kerala's Dalits continue to face discrimination despite state's advancement in social indicesThe attitude is still the same — 'They are Dalits. Anything goes.' Kerala, with all its advancement in social indices, is still a horror world for a dalit
Dec 15, 2016
Dalit Christians face discrimination and untouchability, admits Indian Catholic ChurchA policy document released by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI) contained admissions of the Indian Catholic Church accepting for the first time in history that Dalit Christians face discrimination and untouchability