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Hathras rape and murder case: Judiciary must find way to fix responsibility when State is at fault
India

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
Arts & Culture

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
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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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
India

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
Entertainment

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
Politics

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
Life

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
Politics

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
India

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
Politics

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
India

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
India

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
India

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.

TDP nominates CM Ramesh and Varla Ramaiah for Rajya Sabha election in Telangana
Politics

TDP nominates CM Ramesh and Varla Ramaiah for Rajya Sabha election in Telangana

The ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh has finalised its two nominees for the Rajya Sabha election.

Replace 'Scheduled Castes' with 'Dalit' in official communication, says Gujarat minister Atmaram Parmar
India

Replace 'Scheduled Castes' with 'Dalit' in official communication, says Gujarat minister Atmaram Parmar

Gujarat's Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Atmaram Parmar asked officials of his department not to use the word 'Dalit' and replace it with 'Scheduled Castes'

Kerala's Dalits continue to face discrimination despite state's advancement in social indices
India

Kerala's Dalits continue to face discrimination despite state's advancement in social indices

The 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