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Nov 16, 2018
Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to communityAnd 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.
Sep 27, 2018
Narendra Modi and RSS, Part 2: Rise of a backward caste as PM is highpoint of Sangh's Hindutva projectPrime 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
Sep 22, 2018
Bhima Koregaon riots: Thousands suffered losses, but compensation ‘inadequate’, reached 260 families at mostWhen thousands of people had been victimised in Bhima Koregaon riots, the compensation of Rs 7.97 crores sanctioned by the Maharashtra state government seems to have reached only 260 families at the most.
Sep 08, 2018
Pre-teens in UP village boycott mid day meal prepared by ‘lower’ caste cook; school throws food after protestsStudents of a primary school in an Uttar Pradesh village refused to have mid day meal on Friday as they couldn't stomach the fact that it was prepared by a woman from a Scheduled Caste
Sep 07, 2018
Daily bulletin: PDP distances from J&K panchayat polls, SC legalises homosexuality, India play England in final Test; day's top storiesA day after the National Conference (NC) decided to boycott panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) said it would follow the same path, noting that a political party could not ask people for votes in a tense situation that was compounded by Article 35A
Aug 13, 2018
Sexual harassment an everyday affair at work for Punjab's Dalit women, humiliation part of the jobPunjab is known for its rich cultural heritage and lifestyle, but the condition of Dalit women in several parts of the state is not common knowledge.
Apr 08, 2018
Dalits will not bite BJP's outreach bait: Inter-dining was a powerful trope decades ago, they've seen through itNarendra 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
May 11, 2017
Spurred on by Bheem Army, Dalits in western UP put up united face after Saharanpur violenceThis 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
Jan 19, 2017
UP Election 2017: In a caste-dominated state, BJP will need at least 30 percent votes to winIn a multi-cornered contest, any party or coalition getting 30 percent of polled vote can form a government with absolute majority. A strategic BJP may eye on 30 percent plus votes, and to achieve that it must appeal to the floating electorates apart from the 22 percent upper caste that are likely to vote for the BJP
May 05, 2016
BJP faces vote-bank dilemma: Appease upper caste or woo dominant class?BJP has to decide whose support it values the most – the upper castes or the dominant castes as there will be a clash between the two over reservation