The government will issue an ordinance to uphold the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes if the Supreme Court does not go back on its judgment deleting the provision of immediate arrest on complaints from Dalits, says Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who asserts that the Constitution too will be amended if need be.
Karnataka elections 2018: Dalit's major demand is implementation of Constitution, says RPI's R Mohan Raj
Republican Party of India's Karnataka president R Mohan Raj, who is contesting from Udupi in the upcoming Assembly election in the state, says lack of proper implementation of the Constitution has led to the rise in violation of Dalit rights
Karnataka polls: A secular party in power only way to uphold Dalit rights, says activist Indudhara Honnapura
In Part-3 of a five-part series on prominent Dalit activists who have a deep influence on the politics of Karnataka, Indudhara Honnapura, editor of Samvaada, says that people from the community should support any political party that is not linked to BJP
Karnataka polls: Dalit activist Chetan Ahimsa calls Siddaramaiah progressive, says Congress doesn't want visionaries
Dalit activist Chetan Kumar aka Chetan Ahimsa takes a jab at Congress criticising the party over not giving opportunities to grassroots workers and those who lack money to spend on elections. Excerpts from the interview
Ambedkar Jayanti: By crediting Babasaheb for his rise, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a potent message to Dalits
Speaking at Ambedkar’s 127th birth anniversary in Chhattisgarh’s Dalit-dominated Bijapur, the prime minister sent a befitting reply to the Opposition trying to corner the government by terming it anti-Dalit
Dalit Panthers: An Authoritative History book review — JV Pawar documents facts, fanaticism and a movement against caste oppression
Translated to English from Marathi, JV Pawar's Dalit Panthers: An Authoritative History, is the first-hand documentation of how and why the movement of Dalit Panthers took shape in Maharashtra and how it spread across several Indian states from south to north
Ambedkar Jayanti updates: Dalit activists to observe Protect Constitution Day, demand ordinance to protect SC/ST Act
On 14 April, the 127th birth anniversary of Bhimrao Amebdkar (also known as Ambedkar Jayanti), Dalits across the country will observe "Protect Constitution Day" in order to assert their rights guaranteed under the Constitution
Dalit leaders demand ordinance to restore status quo of SC/ST Act, to launch 'Protect Constitution Day' on 14 April
Leaders of various Dalit organisations have demanded that the Centre immediately bring an ordinance to restore the status quo of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of 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
One of the problems in unifying Hindus is that there is a natural constituency for BJP, and that is the Hindu upper caste. This core constituency is fundamentally opposed to Dalit rights.
Dalits, Muslims in India need leaders who can champion their rights despite backlash from hegemonic forces
Leaders don’t have to be Muslim or Dalit to espouse their cause. Perhaps, a true sign of democracy and progress in India would be a nationwide Hindu leader championing equality and rights for Muslims, or a Brahmin leader fighting to abolish the caste system
SC adding obstacles to Indian justice system; court must avoid weakening laws safeguarding gender, caste rights
The recent Supreme Court ruling on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is likely to add new obstacles in finding justice, gut a law crucial to protecting Dalit and Adivasi rights
Gujarat Assembly Election Result: Jignesh Mevani says India is ready for change in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, who won the assembly polls from Vadgam in Gujarat, said on Monday that the country is ready for change in the 2019 Lok Sahba elections as the BJP could get only 99 seats despite its repeated claims of winning 150.
Chandrababu Naidu's haste over 'flawed' Polavaram dam a concern; project violates forest rights act, say experts
Instead of addressing 'injustice’ done to tribals, the Chandrababu Naidu govt of Andhra Pradesh is extending it by ignoring procedures and rules in the construction of the Polavaram dam on Godavari river
This new phenomenon is being credited to the rise of Bheem Army that had been staging a sit-in in protest ever since clashes last week between Dalits and Thakurs left one person dead
Maharashtra: Families await justice as cases under Atrocities Act get delayed due to govt negligence
The non-implementation of a clause in the Prevention of Atrocities (SC and St) Act that clearly directs the setting up of special designated courts for hearing cases registered under the Act has delayed judgment in several pending cases.