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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
Aug 17, 2015
Hindu by birth, but a Muslim now: Upper caste atrocities force Dalits in Haryana village to convertThese poor villagers of Bhagana had been facing atrocity of the upper caste Jats for years, but the worst happened in 2011, when a 280-acre government land (Shamlaat Zameen), which used to be a playground and was meant for social functions of the Dalits, was usurped by the upper-caste villagers.
Sep 18, 2014
Reservation row: Marathas not a backward community, petitioners tell HCThe Congress-NCP government, which is facing Assembly elections next month, earlier this year took the decision to provide 16 percent reservations for Marathas and five percent for the Muslims.
Jul 17, 2014
Quotas for Marathas, Muslims: Cong-NCP engineer a 73% travesty in MahaIn one stroke, the State govt has overturned the philosophy of affirmative action, subverted the Constitution, extended the quota system to the private sector, and upset the fine balance that India's courts have struck
Mar 06, 2014
Election Tracker: Decoding why Modi, not Nitish, is set to sweep BiharBJP has spared no angle to maximise the reach of its prime ministerial candidate beyond the traditional BJP voter base.
Mar 05, 2014
Election Tracker: Bihar upper castes back BJP, Nitish sliding badlyThe biggest dampener for the JDU has come from the Muslim community.