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New Dalit assertion in current political landscape forced parties to retreat to 'symbolism'; but will that be enough?
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New Dalit assertion in current political landscape forced parties to retreat to 'symbolism'; but will that be enough?

The political landscape is changing rapidly, spurred most critically by a new Dalit assertion, which has made parties across the board scramble in their effort to keep constituents on board.

Rahul Gandhi turns 48: Congress chief, who once said 'power is poison', should focus on party rather than on 'hate Modi' mission
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Rahul Gandhi turns 48: Congress chief, who once said 'power is poison', should focus on party rather than on 'hate Modi' mission

A better thing for Rahul Gandhi to do will be to spend more time in nurturing the party and give us a straight fight, with a positive, alternate agenda in 2024.

Violence against Dalits: Fresh reports of atrocities highlight growing anger, outrage in community
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Violence against Dalits: Fresh reports of atrocities highlight growing anger, outrage in community

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.

After Jignesh Mevani, JNU student leader Umar Khalid claims of receiving death threat from fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari
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After Jignesh Mevani, JNU student leader Umar Khalid claims of receiving death threat from fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari

Umar Khalid has filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging he has received death threats from a man who identified himself as Ravi Pujari.

Dalit ragpicker lynched in Rajkot: NHRC issues notice to Gujarat govt, seeks reports in four weeks
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Dalit ragpicker lynched in Rajkot: NHRC issues notice to Gujarat govt, seeks reports in four weeks

Following the reports of a Dalit rag picker being beaten to death by five people in Rajkot district's Shapar town, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Gujarat government.

Democracy In India Part 9: Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal's ascent shows Republic is truly becoming 'of people'
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Democracy In India Part 9: Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal's ascent shows Republic is truly becoming 'of people'

The election of Narendra Modi as prime minister and Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi chief minister, both voted in by masses, shows that true democracy is taking root in our society.

Dalit assertion sends politicos scrambling to appropriate BR Ambedkar's legacy, but symbolic gestures won't cut it any more
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Dalit assertion sends politicos scrambling to appropriate BR Ambedkar's legacy, but symbolic gestures won't cut it any more

The political landscape is changing rapidly, spurred most critically by a new Dalit assertion, which has made parties across the board scramble in their effort to keep constituents on board.

Madhya Pradesh polls: Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakore 'ready' to work like they did in Gujarat
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Madhya Pradesh polls: Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakore 'ready' to work like they did in Gujarat

Gujarat Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel on Sunday said that "all three of us", referring to Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore, were ready to "work in Madhya Pradesh like we did in Gujarat".

Bharat Bandh protests: Maharashtra remained peaceful, but Prakash Ambedkar warns of 'Syria-like' situation looming
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Bharat Bandh protests: Maharashtra remained peaceful, but Prakash Ambedkar warns of 'Syria-like' situation looming

On Monday, as large parts of the country faced the heat of Dalit anger following a 'Bharat Bandh' call given by several groups, Maharashtra remained largely peaceful.

Jignesh Mevani claims Centre not concerned about employment, education; calls Narendra Modi's policies 'anti-people'
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Jignesh Mevani claims Centre not concerned about employment, education; calls Narendra Modi's policies 'anti-people'

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani on Sunday alleged that the Centre was not concerned about serious issues of unemployment, education and health, as he claimed that the "anti-people policies" of the Narendra Modi government have hit trade and industry in the country.

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Vijay Rupani tells Firstpost 'Modi magic is intact', PM is BJP's trump card
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Vijay Rupani tells Firstpost 'Modi magic is intact', PM is BJP's trump card

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani asserts that he is sure his party, BJP, will repeat the performance of 2014 Lok Sabha election in the 2019 national elections as the “Modi magic” is still intact and has not withered away.

Gujarat: Jignesh Mevani detained by Ahmedabad Police as rallies held to protest Dalit activist's suicide
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Gujarat: Jignesh Mevani detained by Ahmedabad Police as rallies held to protest Dalit activist's suicide

Protesters blocked roads and held rallies in several parts of Gujarat Sunday, including capital Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, and Patan in Mehsana district against the failure of the authorities concerned to prevent suicide of Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vanakar on Friday, police said.

Dalit activist who set himself on fire in Gujarat over delay in land allotment succumbs to burn injuries
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Dalit activist who set himself on fire in Gujarat over delay in land allotment succumbs to burn injuries

A Dalit activist, who set himself on fire in Gujarat over govt's failure to regularise land tilled by a landless labourer, succumbed to his burn injuries

Jignesh Mevani says Priya Varrier's song going viral an answer to RSS' V-Day protests, slams Narendra Modi
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Jignesh Mevani says Priya Varrier's song going viral an answer to RSS' V-Day protests, slams Narendra Modi

Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani took potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP's ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity
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Rise of Hindutva forces, upper caste antagonism catalyse drive by educated Dalits to assert their identity

Christophe Jaffrelot talks about what's exceptional about current resurgence of Dalit assertiveness, and why right-wing politics will always have limited appeal for backward castes

Jignesh Mevani's anti-BJP, anti-Hindutva rhetoric could be what Congress is looking for in Karnataka
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Jignesh Mevani's anti-BJP, anti-Hindutva rhetoric could be what Congress is looking for in Karnataka

Jignesh Mevani's anti-BJP stand has added another political dimension to the upcoming electoral battle in Karnataka, giving a major boost to Congress.

Gauri Lankesh's birth anniversary marked as 'Gauri Day': Prakash Raj, Jignesh Mevani, Shehla Rashid attend event
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Gauri Lankesh's birth anniversary marked as 'Gauri Day': Prakash Raj, Jignesh Mevani, Shehla Rashid attend event

Supporters of slain journalist Gauri Lankesh on Monday celebrated her 56th birth anniversary as "Gauri Day" in Bengaluru, say reports. The event, which was organised by the Gauri Lankesh Foundation, was attended by actor Prakash Raj, activists Kanhiaya Kumar, Sheila Rashid, Umar Khalid and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani.

At Jaipur Literature Festival 2018, writer Sujatha Gidla says Mahatma Gandhi's anti-casteism was mere lip service
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At Jaipur Literature Festival 2018, writer Sujatha Gidla says Mahatma Gandhi's anti-casteism was mere lip service

At the ongoing Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, writer Sujatha Gidla said Mahatma Gandhi paid lip-service to upliftment of the untouchable castes in India. She further questioned the role of political leaders like Mayawati and Jignesh Mewani.

Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to campaign against BJP in Karnataka Assembly elections
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Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to campaign against BJP in Karnataka Assembly elections

Gujarat's Dalit leader and newly elected MLA Jignesh Mevani on Monday urged the Karnataka electorate to not vote for the BJP in coming Assembly polls and said he will campaign against that party in the southern state.

Jignesh Mevani had no right to seek a journalist’s expulsion: Such a trend would mean death of media freedom
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Jignesh Mevani had no right to seek a journalist’s expulsion: Such a trend would mean death of media freedom

It is deeply disappointing to note the manner in which Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani stifled the media through tactics that he professes to stand against.