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Sep 17, 2019
Nitin Gadkari says some people play ‘caste card’ to get party ticket for polls, lauds BJP leaders for ‘rising above’ identity politicsUnion minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Monday said many a time when people fail to get election tickets on the basis of their work, they play "caste card" to secure nomination.
Aug 30, 2019
Under BS Yediyurappa, Karnataka's Lingayat community mounts massive return to helm of state politicsOf the 224 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka, over 100 constituencies in north Karnataka are dominated by the Lingayats and are the deciding factor for a candidate's victory
Aug 06, 2019
Caste discrimination in MP: Wedding processions, sitting in front of 'upper caste' members among recent causes for social boycott of DalitsAn activist said that even if Dalits try to break discriminatory social norms, there are harsh consequences that follow.
Jul 31, 2019
Dalit children in Madhya Pradesh are forced to quit school due to harassment, casteism by teachers, studentsCaste discrimination is what is keeping three standard five students in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh from going to school.
Jul 07, 2019
Anubhav Sinha's Article 15 peddles a mythology rather than engaging honestly with the reality of casteArticle 15 tries to foreground the Constitution as a moral guide to caste relations, although it also describes caste as a 2000-year-old practice; the question is how something committed to paper around 1950 can undo something so ancient, the origins of which one can only speculate about?
Jun 12, 2019
Despite Dalit political assertion, casteism within community keeps issues affecting manual scavengers on the sidelinesThe fact that some of the dominant Dalit communities engage in unleashing violence on the members of the scavenger community points at the limitations of the endorsed political ideologies of Ambedkarism, Marxism and feminism/womanism for scavengers
Jun 10, 2019
Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur: How dogmatic teen from MP town became Malegaon blast-accused legislatorSadhvi Pragya's candidature was seen by many within the Sangh as an experiment to test the limits of a country, which is in the process of a churning — a process which rests on the imagination of the Hindu Rashtra.
May 05, 2019
BJP's staggering near 50% vote share in Uttar Pradesh indicates change in usual caste politics, party's influence across communitiesThe BJP appears to be overturning the traditional, caste-based politics in Uttar Pradesh as it doesn't make sense for a single party to approach 50 percent of the vote share.
Apr 30, 2019
Who is afraid of Narendra Modi's caste? Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's protests show why this remains an important issue for OppositionIt is in BJP's interest to crack the caste equation and appeal to the bottom half of the electorate and it stands at a disadvantage if the caste barriers remain solidified. It isn' particularly difficult to understand that Mayawati or Akhilesh Yadav's entire ball game is to reinforce the caste divisions and see to it that their respective core voters stay true to the bases.
Apr 29, 2019
In UP's Bundelkhand, caste politics over water could see Dalit anger translate into voting behaviour on MondayIn Bundelkhand, all villages are segregated into upper cast and lower caste sections