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Mar 04, 2019
The Valmiki community's protest against empty political gestures — and an oppressive occupationFor many centuries, the Valmiki community has suffered oppression and been deprived of opportunities because of a caste-ordained occupation — cleaning sewers and human waste
Jan 03, 2019
'Purification' ritual at Sabarimala appears to violate ban on untouchability, undermines DY Chandrachud's observations in 28 Sept SC verdictBy performing the "purification" process at Sabarimala, the temple priests reduced the two women to the abolished status of "untouchables", implying that they had contaminated the shrine in some way.
Aug 20, 2018
Khanderav Parit's battle against caste: How a former mill worker is fighting oppression through his writingsAn award-winning rural author, mill worker, and now a farmer, Khanderav Parit’s writings reflect the everyday life of the oppressed.
Jun 26, 2018
In MP's Panna, a village grapples with the lack of potable water, against the pre-existing twist of untouchabilityIndia has more people in rural areas – 63.4 million – living without access to clean water, than any other country, according to a report by WaterAid, a global advocacy group on water and sanitation. Arsenic or iron contamination, pollution of groundwater, the lack of piped water, and depleting aquifers are just some of the causes of this shortage of potable water in villages.
Apr 14, 2018
On Ambedkar Jayanti, meditations on his speech Mukti Kon Pathe?, which critiqued HinduismThis speech by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar provided untouchables with a vast number of reasons to consider renouncing Hinduism | #FirstCulture
Jan 03, 2018
Opponents of triple talaq bill are peddling false narratives; both judiciary and legislature can initiate reformAny bill which brings criminal sanction must be satisfactorily deliberated in the legislature but the bill's opponents have squandered this opportunity.
Dec 22, 2017
Sujatha Gidla's 'Ants Among Elephants' is a searing indictment of caste, untouchability in IndiaSujatha Gidla talks about her memoir, Ants Among Elephants, caste-based discrimination and why she refused to participate in an event alongside Smriti Irani
Oct 01, 2017
Dalits thrashed by Rajputs for 'sporting moustache' in Gujarat village; one heldTwo Dalit men of a village near Gandhinagar in Gujarat were allegedly thrashed by members of Rajput community for "sporting a moustache" in two separate incidents, the police said on Sunday.
Sep 25, 2017
RSS leader Krishna Gopal lauds Sangh's efforts to fight discrimination in North East, says untouchability bias came to India from outsideSenior RSS leader Krishna Gopal on Sunday claimed the practise of untouchability didn't exist in ancient India and it came from outside over the last thousand years.
Jul 01, 2017
National Commission for Scheduled Castes unhappy with Kerala govt over rise in violence against DalitsNational Commission for Scheduled Castes Saturday said atrocities against Dalits were increasing in Kerala, and the state government has failed to ensure them adequate safety