Dalit Community News
BSP supremo Mayawati says 'only a Dalit' will lead the party after her
“My health is fine now, I don’t need anyone to be my successor right now,” the Bahujan Samaj Party leader added
Read an excerpt from Kobad Ghandy's Fractured Freedom, a stirring narrative of his activism and incarceration
The memoir also documents the turning points in the activist and thinker's life including his introduction to Marxist ideology, meeting his wife Anuradha, and the couple's involvement in the Naxalite movement.
Richa Chadha's Madam Chief Minister receives flak for misrepresentation of Dalit community in poster
Social media users tweeted at Richa Chadha for the stereotypical image in the first look poster of Madam Chief Minister and to take into account the criticism directed towards the film from the Dalit community.
Hathras rape and murder case: Judiciary must find way to fix responsibility when State is at fault
When the State discharges its duties through individual officers/staff in a caste-ridden society like India, if they are biased, what will happen to dispensation of justice and rule of law?
A three-month-long fellowship program seeks to create a space for Dalit women and queer writers
Through the course of the fellowship, Dalit women and queer journalists and writers will be mentored regularly, earn a generous stipend and work on myriad topics ranging from caste, gender and sexuality to environment, health, art and culture.
Bangladesh's Jaladash community of fisherfolk dwindles under onslaught of climate change, state apathy
Almost no member of the Jaladash community owns any land, so farming or aquaculture are not options open to them. They use the same fishing nets that their ancestors did.
Dalit girl gang-raped, hanged in Guajrat's Modasa; villagers rise up in protest, demand arrest of culprits and suspension of police officer
Her body was brought to the Gujarat's Ahmedabad civil hospital on Wednesday. The family has refused to accept her body until the accused are arrested and Rabari is suspended for neglecting his duty.
Dalit beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar for 'stealing' water pump; police charge 10 charge with murder
Kota: A 40-year-old Dalit man was beaten to death for allegedly stealing a water pump in Rajasthan's Jhalawar district, police said on Sunday.
BJP MLA's daughter moves Allahabad High Court, seeks police protection after citing threat to life from father for marrying Dalit man
In his statement to media on Thursday, BJP MLA Rajesh Misra has denied all the allegations by her daughter and said that she is independent to make her own decision.
Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA's daughter fears for life after marrying Dalit man against family's wish; Anurag Kashyap comes out in support of couple
In the video, Sakshi Misra has also asked her the BJP MLA to let her live her life. The woman warned that if anything happens to her or her husband, she would do something that would put Rajesh Misra behind bars.
14-year-old Dalit girl 'raped and burnt to death' in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar; police books seven accused
Uttar Pradesh Police claimed the family initially did not suspect gangrape but, later submitted a complaint on Sunday against the brick kiln owner and other accused.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui to feature in Sudhir Mishra’s adaptation of Manu Joseph's novel Serious Men
Speaking about the project Sudhir Mishra said that in order for Nawazuddin Siddiqui to come on board, he had to ensure that the script was good.
Alwar gangrape case: Ashok Gehlot accuses Narendra Modi of ignoring facts, 'deliberately' targeting him over assault of Dalit woman
On Sunday, a full-scale war of words broke out between Modi and Mayawati over the Alwar gangrape case, with the prime minister accusing the BSP supremo of shedding crocodile tears, an allegation dismissed by her as "dirty politics".
In Arun Vijai Mathavan's photo project, a look at how caste has seeped into postmortem procedures
Western medicine is relatively new in India, and despite coming from a region where caste divisions didn’t exist, discrimination seems to have made its way into the Indian system, says Arun Vijai Mathavan
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.
Bharat bandh today as tribal, Dalit groups protest against SC's 13 Feb eviction order, demand ordinance to protect rights
Tribal and Dalit rights organisations have called for bharat bandh on Tuesday protesting against the 13 February Supreme Court order, which had directed at least 21 states to evict traditional forest and tribal dwellers whose claims over the forest land have been rejected by authorities.
Siddaramaiah says he doesn't 'know context' of G Parameshwara's claim of being denied Karnataka CM post due to Dalit identity
Karnataka Deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said at an event in Davangere on Sunday that Dalits were being discriminated against at the government level even though their reservation was facilitated.
Union minister Ramdas Athawale says changes to SC/ST Act by Parliament won't be reviewed
"There is no question of invoking the Act against anyone if he has not committed any atrocity against a member of SC or ST communities. We will ensure that the Act is not misused," Ramdas Athawale, a prominent Dalit leader said.
Mirchpur violence: Resident's pet dog barking at accused led to Dalits' killing, rioting in Haryana village
The incident was described in the court's 209-page verdict in which it convicted 33 Jats for the crime in Haryana's Mirchpur.
SC/ST Act Amendment Bill: Ramdas Athawale appeals to public to not participate in 'Bharat Bandh', says Opposition is defaming govt
Ramdas Athawale's appeal comes a day after the Lok Sabha passed The SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill 2018 to overturn a Supreme Court order.