Adivasis and the Indian State: Deliberately misclassified as SC, Dhangar tribe in UP is being deprived of its constitutional rights
Despite having no constitutional right to do so, different governments in Uttar Pradesh introduced different Hindi variations of the Dhangar in the state, and in the process threatening the constitutional rights of the Dhangar (धांगर) tribe
The last shepherd basket weavers: An octogenarian is among the few surviving 'Dhangars' to practice the craft
85-year-old Siddhu Gawade, a shepherd, has been weaving symmetrical baskets for the past 55 years.
Dhangar protest: After Marathas, Maharashtra's shepherd community demands quota; agitation in Mumbai, Marathwada
After the Maratha agitation in Maharashtra for 16% quota in government jobs, the Dhangar community in the state is set to launch a stir seeking reservation in jobs and educational institutions under the Schedule Tribe (ST) category.
Maharashtra govt 'committed and taking every effort' to establish Dhangar quota, says Devendra Fadnavis
The Chief Minister had said during a televised address that TISS was preparing a survey report about reservations for the Dhangar community in the state.
Ahead of Chhattisgarh polls, govt helps SC/STs denied caste certificates due to spelling mistakes avail benefits
This move by the Chhattisgarh government comes months ahead of Assembly elections, which are expected to be held towards the end of the year
“We Indians are proud of the progress and name that the Roma community has made for itself at the local and international level," said Sushma Swaraj
In July, the Congress-NCP ruled state government in Maharashtra announced 16 percent reservation in government jobs and education for the politically powerful Maratha community and 5 percent reservation for Muslims.
Maharashtra cooperation minister Harshavardhan Patil on Friday suffered an eye injury after some activists from Dhangar community threw ink at him.