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Jan 03, 2019
Bhima Koregaon violence: Sarpanch, who signed fraudulent letter, doesn't rule out conspiracy behind 2018 clashesThe 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.
Sep 07, 2018
Bhima Koregaon violence: Testimony of witnesses begins; public prosecutor claims 'third group' was behind incidentManisha 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.
Aug 30, 2018
Plea alleging Sambhaji Bhide's direct involvement in Bhima Koregaon riots still pending hearing; petitioner moves Bombay HCThe 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.
Jun 18, 2018
Violence against Dalits: Fresh reports of atrocities highlight growing anger, outrage in communityYoung leaders of a nascent group of middle-class Dalits think and act differently from veteran leaders when it comes to the violence they face.
Apr 29, 2018
'SC, ST, OBC' marked on chests of newly-recruited police constables in Madhya Pradesh; inquiry orderedCandidates 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
Apr 13, 2018
Bharat Bandh violence: Bhim Sena leader Upkar Bavra surrenders in Muzaffarnagar, sent to judicial custody till 26 AprilBhim 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
Apr 10, 2018
Is RSS anti-Dalit? To paint Sangh as natural enemy of SC/STs is a prejudiced reading of its history, objectiveDisparate attacks on Dalits read with the SC's recent ruling, have had Opposition jump to very facile conclusion: because the RSS is anti-Dalit.
Apr 09, 2018
Kerala police take uncharacteristically severe steps to quell Dalit protests; CPM invites charges of selective actionThe Kerala police, which used to remain inactive during normal hartals, went overboard to quell protests called by Dalit organisations over the Atrocities Act.
Apr 08, 2018
Dalits will not bite BJP's outreach bait: Inter-dining was a powerful trope decades ago, they've seen through itNarendra 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
Apr 04, 2018
Bharat Bandh: Over 5,000 people booked, 32 arrested for rioting in Ghaziabad; raids on to arrest othersAs many as 5,000 people have been booked for creating ruckus and damaging public and government properties in Ghaziabad during Bharat Bandh protests.