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Feb 05, 2018
Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identityChristophe Jaffrelot talks about what's exceptional about current resurgence of Dalit assertiveness, and why right-wing politics will always have limited appeal for backward castes
Jan 30, 2018
At Jaipur Literature Festival 2018, writer Sujatha Gidla says Mahatma Gandhi's anti-casteism was mere lip serviceAt the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, writer Sujatha Gidla said Mahatma Gandhi paid lip-service to upliftment of the untouchable castes in India. She further questioned the role of political leaders like Mayawati and Jignesh Mewani.
Jan 19, 2018
An all-women drumming band in Bihar is empowering its members, and a marginalised communityThe Mahila Sargam Band comprises 10 women from the 'Chamar' community who've successfully battled caste discrimination even as they've empowered themselves | #FirstCulture
Jan 05, 2018
Bhima-Koregaon controversy: Jignesh Mevani asks Narendra Modi if Dalits have the right to take out a peaceful rally in IndiaGujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani addressed a press conference on Friday where he asked PM Narendra Modi to clarify if or not Dalits have the right to take out a peaceful rally in India
Dec 16, 2017
Gujarat polls have seen casteism acquire threatening proportions: RSSRSS on Friday expressed concerns over growing casteism in the country and stressed on the need to promote social harmony.
Nov 19, 2017
Remarks against SCs, STs over phone in public places to invite five year jail term, rules Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court has ruled that using casteist remarks over phone in a public place against the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category amount to criminal offence warranting a jail of a maximum five years.
Nov 07, 2017
Narendra Modi writes to people of Gujarat, says vote for BJP and save state from casteismPrime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of Gujarat to vote for the BJP in the Assembly polls embracing its development agenda, and save the state by rejecting "casteism, communalism and dynastic politics".
Oct 29, 2017
Ramdas Athawale says Rahul Gandhi should marry a Dalit woman to break down caste barriersRamdas Athawale suggested that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi marry a Dalit woman, saying casteism cannot be removed merely by having meals with the community
Oct 14, 2017
The sound and fury of Anna Bhau Sathe's words: An icon of Maharashtra's Dalit literatureAnna Bhau Sathe's will always be a name that crops up whenever Dalit literature in Maharashtra is discussed
Oct 12, 2017
Narendra Modi says villages are poisoned with venom of casteism, calls for development of rural IndiaNarendra Modi on Wednesday deplored "destruction" of villages due to "venom of casteism" and said efforts should be made to help them rise above it