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Chandrashekhar Azad's 113th birth anniversary: Radical freedom fighter was inspired by non-cooperation movement
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Chandrashekhar Azad's 113th birth anniversary: Radical freedom fighter was inspired by non-cooperation movement

Azad was drawn to Mahatma Gandhi's non-violence movement in 1920 — after the massacre of the Jallianwala Bagh in 1919 — and was arrested when he was only 15-year-old for his pro-freedom activities against the oppressive British Raj.

Verdict will decide course of Dalit politics
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Verdict will decide course of Dalit politics

BSP faces an existential crisis and continues to decline despite the SP alliance in UP

Upset over Mayawati's remarks on Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhim Army to support Saharanpur's Congress candidate
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Upset over Mayawati's remarks on Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhim Army to support Saharanpur's Congress candidate

The move comes days after Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati described Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad as a "BJP agent" and accused him of trying to divide Dalit votes

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad calls Akhilesh, Mulayam 'agents' of BJP, says Mayawati is being 'misled' by her party
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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad calls Akhilesh, Mulayam 'agents' of BJP, says Mayawati is being 'misled' by her party

Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad on Wednesday alleged Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav were "agents" of the BJP, adding he will not contest from Varanasi if his candidature scuttled the Dalit movement.

Bhim Army national president Vinay Ratan Singh says Congress 'did nothing' for Dalits in 60 years, outfit won't support it in UP
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Bhim Army national president Vinay Ratan Singh says Congress 'did nothing' for Dalits in 60 years, outfit won't support it in UP

Chandrashekhar Azad-led Bhim Army shot to limelight during the May, 2017 clashes between Dalits and upper caste Thakurs in Saharanpur.

BSP's taunts at Sheila Dikshit may be motivated by disenchantment over Priyanka Gandhi's 'courtesy' call to Bhim Army chief
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BSP's taunts at Sheila Dikshit may be motivated by disenchantment over Priyanka Gandhi's 'courtesy' call to Bhim Army chief

Although both Priyanka Gandhi and Chandrashekhar Azad called the meeting a courtesy call, in politics, such courtesies are not without purpose.

Priyanka Gandhi meeting Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad sums up Congress' surrender ahead of LS polls
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Priyanka Gandhi meeting Bhim Army leader Chandrashekhar Azad sums up Congress' surrender ahead of LS polls

The assumption that Azad and his motley crew can substitute Mayawati and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh politics is patently erroneous on many counts

Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad: A few theories about why this has Mayawati worried
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Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar Azad: A few theories about why this has Mayawati worried

Mayawati may sound dismissive of Azad’s rise, but he does signify a new phase of aggressive Dalit politics that is fast spreading from western UP to Haryana, Delhi and Rajasthan

Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at hospital, day after his detention over MCC violation
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Priyanka Gandhi meets Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at hospital, day after his detention over MCC violation

Congress general-secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a hospital where the Dalit leader was admitted a day earlier.

Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration passes peacefully year after violence at event; 8-10 lakh people attend
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Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration passes peacefully year after violence at event; 8-10 lakh people attend

A year after caste clashes marred the event to celebrate the anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle, eight to 10 lakh people paid tributes amidst a heavy police presence at the memorial here, which has come to be known as a symbol of Dalit pride.

Bhima Koregaon to host lakhs of Dalits on 1 January; cops tighten security, monitor 'provocative' social media posts
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Bhima Koregaon to host lakhs of Dalits on 1 January; cops tighten security, monitor 'provocative' social media posts

After the violence at Bhima Koregaon last year, Dalit groups from across Maharashtra are likely to throng the destination this time to make a statement, and the police have their work cut out for them.

Chandrashekhar Azad: The politics of a non-politician in Uttar Pradesh
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Chandrashekhar Azad: The politics of a non-politician in Uttar Pradesh

Chandrashekhar Azad, the 'great Dalit hope', says that he will not contest polls. But he continues to be seen as a threat by political parties

Supporters of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad react to his release from prison, two months before schedule 
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Supporters of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad react to his release from prison, two months before schedule 

Amidst chatter of political strategising, minority groups across Bundelkhand react to the release of Bhim Army supremo Chandrashekhar Azad

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's release from jail victory for citizen's rights, shows tactic to isolate him didn't work
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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad's release from jail victory for citizen's rights, shows tactic to isolate him didn't work

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was released from jail on 13 September after being arrested under NSA a year ago, calls himself 'Ravan' to identify with those aspects of our culture that others may see as repulsive

Bhim Army to stage protest in Delhi demanding Chandrashekhar Azad's release under National Security Act
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Bhim Army to stage protest in Delhi demanding Chandrashekhar Azad's release under National Security Act

The Bhim Army is planning to stage a protest on the Parliament Street on 19 August demanding release of its founder Chandrashekhar Azad.

Amnesty International asks Uttar Pradesh govt to 'immediately release' Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad
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Amnesty International asks Uttar Pradesh govt to 'immediately release' Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Azad

Amnesty International India has demanded the immediate release of Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad who is languishing in jail over his alleged role in the Saharanpur violence in May 2017.

Jailing Chandrashekhar Azad without trial shows State's disdain hasn't changed since Jallianwalla Bagh massacre
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Jailing Chandrashekhar Azad without trial shows State's disdain hasn't changed since Jallianwalla Bagh massacre

The National Security Act sounds like a serious piece of legislation intended to save India from a security threat, but the government is not holding Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan for fear of terrorism

Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity
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Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity

Christophe 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

Jignesh Mewani holds 'Yuva Hunkar' rally at Delhi's Parliament Street amid heavy police presence
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Jignesh Mewani holds 'Yuva Hunkar' rally at Delhi's Parliament Street amid heavy police presence

The 'Yuva Hunkar' rally led by Dalit spearhead Jignesh Mewani began at Parliament Street on Tuesday, amidst heavy police presence in and around the venue.

Jignesh Mevani yet to be given permission to hold Jantar Mantar rally today; Delhi Police cites NGT order for refusal
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Jignesh Mevani yet to be given permission to hold Jantar Mantar rally today; Delhi Police cites NGT order for refusal

The Delhi Police on Monday said that Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani's request for holding a rally in New Delhi on Parliament Street has not been granted yet.