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Dalit woman’s body taken off funeral pyre by upper caste group in Agra; police probes incident
India

Dalit woman’s body taken off funeral pyre by upper caste group in Agra; police probes incident

BSP chief Mayawati slammed the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government and demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident.

Reservations are psychological crutches for Scheduled Castes, have only perpetuated caste system instead of destroying it
India

Reservations are psychological crutches for Scheduled Castes, have only perpetuated caste system instead of destroying it

Scheduled Castes must realise that they cannot succeed in their struggle for social amelioration if they are isolated, writes former justice Markandey Katju.

Indian upper caste outrage against racism in the West is in jarring contrast to apathy towards marginalised at home
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Indian upper caste outrage against racism in the West is in jarring contrast to apathy towards marginalised at home

While 'Black Lives Matter' needs and deserves all the attention coming its way, the sudden outrage by India's upper caste on this issue seems rather hypocritical, considering their long history of brutality against Dalits and Adivasis.

'Will take revenge wholeheartedly': Masked man attacks Dalit woman in UP's Mangta village week after Thakur mob assails Dalit families
India

'Will take revenge wholeheartedly': Masked man attacks Dalit woman in UP's Mangta village week after Thakur mob assails Dalit families

This morning, a middle-aged woman from Mangta village in Kanpur Dehat was going to a farm to relieve herself when she was attacked by a masked man with a "poisonous powder" that caused her to pass out.

Sadhvi Pragya 'challenging' Narendra Modi's words, she belongs to upper caste: Asaduddin Owaisi hits out at BJP MP's toilet remark
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Sadhvi Pragya 'challenging' Narendra Modi's words, she belongs to upper caste: Asaduddin Owaisi hits out at BJP MP's toilet remark

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi taunted Thakur's toilet remarks by saying, 'She praised Godse and talked about Karkare. She also wants the caste system to be prevalent in India.'

Dalit man succumbs to injuries after being beaten up at a wedding reception in Uttarakhand for eating with upper caste men
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Dalit man succumbs to injuries after being beaten up at a wedding reception in Uttarakhand for eating with upper caste men

A 23-year-old Dalit man succumbed to injuries on Sunday, days after he was allegedly beaten up by some upper caste people for eating in front of them at a wedding reception in Uttarakhand's Tehri district, police said.

Andhra Pradesh cabinet approves 5% quota each for economically backward classes of upper castes, Kapu community
India

Andhra Pradesh cabinet approves 5% quota each for economically backward classes of upper castes, Kapu community

Among other schemes and payments, the Andhra Pradesh cabinet met on Monday and cleared five percent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs for members of the Kapu community and another five percent for the economically backward classes among the upper castes.

Higher cut-off for OBCs in Rajasthan raises doubts about quota benefits; 10% reservation for 'general' poor could backfire
India

Higher cut-off for OBCs in Rajasthan raises doubts about quota benefits; 10% reservation for 'general' poor could backfire

If the Rajasthan government implements 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS), it would force 96 percent of the state's population to compete for 60 percent of the reserved seats, while leaving 40 percent of the seats for the remaining 4 percent of the population.

Don't know Manmohan Singh's caste but most Congress PMs were Savarnas, why didn't they think of quota bill? Asks Ram Vilas Paswan
India

Don't know Manmohan Singh's caste but most Congress PMs were Savarnas, why didn't they think of quota bill? Asks Ram Vilas Paswan

Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan said on the 10 per cent quota move that all prime ministers from Congress party barring Manmohan Singh belonged to upper castes.

Narendra Modi's plan to move, pass 10 percent quota bill in two days had right optics to silence its critics
India

Narendra Modi's plan to move, pass 10 percent quota bill in two days had right optics to silence its critics

The determination which the Narendra Modi government displayed in both Houses of the Parliament in offering 10 percent reservation to economically weaker sections of all communities, has helped the BJP silence its political rivals and critics

Modi's 10% quota plan: PM's switch hit has reverse-Mandalised Indian politics, caught Opposition off-guard
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Modi's 10% quota plan: PM's switch hit has reverse-Mandalised Indian politics, caught Opposition off-guard

Narendra Modi has not just reversed the direction of the political narrative by offering 10 percent reservation for upper castes, but also changed his stance on the issue, to hit the prevailing Mandal logic out of the park

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Quota for upper castes, Yogi's tax to build cow shelters, Ravi Shastri on Team India, today's must read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Quota for upper castes, Yogi's tax to build cow shelters, Ravi Shastri on Team India, today's must read stories

From 10 percent reservation for economically backward upper caste, Yogi Adityanath government imposing 0.5 percent cess to build cow shelters, Ravi Shastri's 'best travelling Indian team in the last 15 years' proving true, today's must-read stories

Centre approves 10% reservation for economically-weak upper castes; Opposition slams govt for another 'political jumla'
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Centre approves 10% reservation for economically-weak upper castes; Opposition slams govt for another 'political jumla'

The Centre has approved a 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes for the economically backward strata among the upper castes, on Monday. The reservation benefit is likely to be availed by those whose annual income is below Rs 8 lakh and who have only up to five acres of land.

Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to community
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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.

Narendra Modi and RSS, Part 2: Rise of a backward caste as PM is highpoint of Sangh's Hindutva project
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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

Bhima Koregaon riots: Thousands suffered losses, but compensation ‘inadequate’, reached 260 families at most
India

Bhima Koregaon riots: Thousands suffered losses, but compensation ‘inadequate’, reached 260 families at most

When 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.

Pre-teens in UP village boycott mid day meal prepared by ‘lower’ caste cook; school throws food after protests
India

Pre-teens in UP village boycott mid day meal prepared by ‘lower’ caste cook; school throws food after protests

Students 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

Daily bulletin: PDP distances from J&K panchayat polls, SC legalises homosexuality, India play England in final Test; day's top stories
India

Daily bulletin: PDP distances from J&K panchayat polls, SC legalises homosexuality, India play England in final Test; day's top stories

A 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

Sexual harassment an everyday affair at work for Punjab's Dalit women, humiliation part of the job
India

Sexual harassment an everyday affair at work for Punjab's Dalit women, humiliation part of the job

Punjab 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.

Dalits will not bite BJP's outreach bait: Inter-dining was a powerful trope decades ago, they've seen through it
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Dalits will not bite BJP's outreach bait: Inter-dining was a powerful trope decades ago, they've seen through it

Narendra 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