A series of laws, acts and yojanas have done nothing to lift Bihar’s landless out of pitiful indenture
Lockdown Caste Atrocities: Online campaign addresses violence against Dalits in the pandemic through art and dialogue
The campaign aims to share 'stories of pain, plight and struggle of Dalits' that need visibility and solidarity both at the national and international levels, since Dalit rights need to be addressed as human rights
Case of caste bias at Cisco Systems: Even 'progressive' Silicon Valley elites not immune to new strain of discrimination
This will hopefully provoke the creation of caste as new grounds for discrimination in the United States. This will help create a legal discourse on the synonymity of the manifestations between race and caste.
Ram Vilas Paswan says Centre should bring ordinance to ‘rectify’ SC order on reservation in jobs for ST, SC communities
Centre should bring an ordinance to 'rectify' SC's decision on reservation in jobs for SC, ST communities and all such issues should be included in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution to insulate them from judicial review, Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.
Ambedkar Nagar Election Result 2020 LIVE Updates | Delhi Assembly Elections; Constituency, Party, Candidate Name Wise Winner, Loser, Leading, Trailing
The Aam Aadmi Party has renominated incumbent MLA Ajay Dutt in Ambedkar Nagar Assembly constituency reserved under Scheduled Caste
Jharkhand Assembly election 2019: 45.14% voter turnout till 1 pm in third phase; peaceful polling in all 17 constituencies, says police
Altogether 56,18,267 voters, including 26,80,205 women and 86 third gender voters, are eligible to vote to decide the fate of 309 candidates, including 32 women nominees in the third phase of Jharkhand assembly elections
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tribal groups particularly vulnerable to bonded labour, strict enforcement needed to prevent exploitation
People from Scheduled Tribes in rural areas are often lured with petty sums to work in labour-intensive units, and then treated like cattle.
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
CBSE increases board exam fees by 24 times for SC, ST students; general category candidates to pay double of earlier amount
Student, who fails to deposit exam fee before last date, will not be registered and will not be allowed to appear in 2019-20 examination, CBSE official said
Payal Tadvi's suicide exposes how under-representation of Dalits, Adivasis, caste discrimination affect higher education institutes
The 'suicide' of Dr Payal Tadvi is the latest in a long list of lives taken by caste and institutional collusion against Dalits and Adivasis. The gross under-representation of Dalits and Adivasis at every level in institutes of higher education and ubiquity of caste-based discrimination in these spaces go hand in hand.
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018 result: Support from SC, ST communities helped propel Congress to majority
In Chhattisgarh, the constituencies with a high population of Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities, have contributed hugely in steering Congress towards a thumping victory in the state.
Farmers' march in New Delhi: Ignored by govt and society, women cultivators demand respect and recognition
Many women say they are demanding the right to be recognised as farmers by the government and society.
Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to community
And yet, every time the community has fought back and reasserted its rights in a dominant upper-caste society, they have managed to reunite under the canopy of the term 'Dalit' rather than any other nomenclature that the non-Dalits may have tried to ascribe to the society.
Delhi University suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah's books from MA Political Science syllabus, objects to use of word 'Dalit'
The Delhi University on Wednesday recommended removing Dalit writer-activist Kancha Ilaiah's books from its political science syllabus over their "controversial content", while also suggesting to discontinue the use of the word 'Dalit' in academic discourse.
Narendra Modi and RSS, Part III: Sangh, PM are on same page; never rely on static social base for support
As the 2019 elections draw near, Narendra Modi’s outreach to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes must be seen as a determined plan to expand the party’s support base beyond its traditional social constituency
Narendra Modi and RSS, Part 2: Rise of a backward caste as PM is highpoint of Sangh's Hindutva project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emergence as the tallest Hindutva leader coming from backward class is not a freak accident. It is consistent with the history of the RSS and its efforts to forge a Hindutva force subsuming all castes
Yogi Adityanath cancels visit to dominantly scheduled caste village Kol Gadhiya, second year in a row
Rumour – and the administration – had it that Yogi was to visit Kol Gadhiya on 16 September. An army of labour was launched to clean and pave the way for Yogi’s convoy. Last year, in October 2017, he had stood this village up for the first time.
Shutdown in Telangana's Miryalguda over 'honour' killing of man from SC community, organisations hold rallies seeking justice
A shutdown was imposed in Telangana's Miryalguda town on Saturday over the murder of a man from a Scheduled Caste community.
Supreme Court says people notified as SC/ST members in one state can't necessarily claim quota benefits in other states
The bench with a majority of 4:1 held that so far as Delhi is concerned, the central reservation policy regarding SC/ST would be applicable here.