Dalit Protests News
Ravidas Temple row: Centre agrees to hand 200 square metres over to devotees for construction of temple in South Delhi
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it is willing to hand over 200 square metre area to a committee of devotees for construction of Guru Ravidas temple in South Delhi.
SC says plea for reconstruction of Delhi's Guru Ravidas Temple should be placed before CJI for appropriate orders
The SC said a plea seeking permission for the reconstruction of the Guru Ravidas Temple in Tughlaqabad, Delhi, which was demolished by the DDA on the apex court's direction, should be placed before the CJI for 'appropriate orders'.
Ravidas temple demolition reaches Supreme Court, petition moved seeking restoration of place of worship in Delhi
A petition was moved in the Supreme Court on Tuesday seeking a direction to re-build the Guru Ravidas temple, which was recently demolished, in Delhi's Tughlakabad area
Day after violent protest, BSP chief Mayawati appeals to Centre and Delhi govt to find a way to reconstruct Ravidas Mandir
BSP president Mayawati Friday appealed to the Centre and the Delhi government to find a way to reconstruct the Ravidas temple
Delhi court sends Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, 96 others to 14-day judicial custody following violent Dalit protests
A Delhi court sent Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and 96 others, arrested on charges of rioting and unlawful assembly following the violent protest in Tughlakabad area, to 14-day judicial custody, police said.
Bhima Koregaon violence: Sarpanch, who signed fraudulent letter, doesn't rule out conspiracy behind 2018 clashes
The sarpanch of Bhima Koregaon did not deny the conspiracy behind the violence on 1 January, 2018, which many believe was a pre-planned attack on Dalit pilgrims by upper caste mobs. Sangita Kamble, the sarpanch, was responding to the question about the fraudulent letter typed on the village letterhead for the taluka police station of Shikrapur ahead of the occasion.
Bhima Koregaon violence: Testimony of witnesses begins; public prosecutor claims 'third group' was behind incident
Manisha Khopkar, a 40-year-old graphics designer from Maharashtra's Thane district in her testimony said that people carrying saffron flags were not the ones to pelt stones at her and 48 others who travelled to Bhima Koregaon on 1 January.
Plea alleging Sambhaji Bhide's direct involvement in Bhima Koregaon riots still pending hearing; petitioner moves Bombay HC
The complainant in the Bhima-Koregaon riots, Anita Ravindra Sawale, whose FIR landed accused Milind Ekbote in prison, has moved the division bench of the Bombay High Court seeking arrest of accused No.1 in the FIR — Sambhaji Bhide.
Young leaders of a nascent group of middle-class Dalits think and act differently from veteran leaders when it comes to the violence they face.
'SC, ST, OBC' marked on chests of newly-recruited police constables in Madhya Pradesh; inquiry ordered
Candidates appearing for a medical test for the constable’s job in Dhar of Madhya Pradesh were allegedly marked with ‘SC’ on their chests to facilitate identification according to their castes
Bharat Bandh violence: Bhim Sena leader Upkar Bavra surrenders in Muzaffarnagar, sent to judicial custody till 26 April
Bhim Sena district chief Upkar Bavra, wanted in a case of violence during the 2 April country-wide bandh, has surrendered in a court in Uttar Pradesh' Muzaffarnagar and has been sent to judicial custody
Is RSS anti-Dalit? To paint Sangh as natural enemy of SC/STs is a prejudiced reading of its history, objective
Disparate attacks on Dalits read with the SC's recent ruling, have had Opposition jump to very facile conclusion: because the RSS is anti-Dalit.
Kerala police take uncharacteristically severe steps to quell Dalit protests; CPM invites charges of selective action
The Kerala police, which used to remain inactive during normal hartals, went overboard to quell protests called by Dalit organisations over the Atrocities Act.
Dalits will not bite BJP's outreach bait: Inter-dining was a powerful trope decades ago, they've seen through it
Narendra Modi's measures to woo Dalits infantilise them. He presumes Dalits are still stuck in the past and will feel assured and charmed at having a BJP leader spend a night or two in their village and break bread with them
Bharat Bandh: Over 5,000 people booked, 32 arrested for rioting in Ghaziabad; raids on to arrest others
As many as 5,000 people have been booked for creating ruckus and damaging public and government properties in Ghaziabad during Bharat Bandh protests.
Supreme Court refuse to stay SC/ST verdict, says innocents need to be protected; next hearing after 10 days
The Supreme Court said that the Centre's review petition will be considered in detail after ten days and the parties in the original case should file their written submissions in two days.
Violent protests erupted on Monday during the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Dalit groups' Bharat bandh protest turns violent, leaves eight dead: Worst-hit regions across north India
The Bharat Bandh protests turned violent in some parts of the country, with eight people losing their lives through the day. Here is a roundup of incidents of violence.
Maharashtra bandh: Are we normalising violent Dalit protests, why are we blaming all except the perpetrators?
If violence is allowed to assume an identity and administration becomes selective in implementing law and order, then the underpinnings of civil society are threatened and the social contract comes unstuck.
Sharad Yadav blames Maharashtra govt's 'lapse' for Bhima-Koregaon violence, says attacks on Dalits rising under BJP rule
Former Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Wednesday targeted the BJP over the cast violence in Maharashtra, alleging that attacks on Dalits and other "oppressed" classes have been increasing under its governments at the centre and in states.