DALITS

  • UP: 19-year-old rapes minor Dalit girl in Sambhal, held family captive for 3 days December 9, 2014

    Lucknow: In a shocker from Uttar Pradesh, a 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her 19 year-old neighbour in Sambhal. The girl and her family were allegedly held captive for three days before the accused fled away. The parents of the girl have registered an FIR against the accused. The...
  • Dalit triple-murder case: Devendra Fadnavis assures speedy probe November 30, 2014

    Javkheda (Maharashtra): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday met the family members of three Dalits who were brutally killed in October and assured a speedy police probe into the matter. The Chief Minister's visit comes amid protests by various political parties which condemned the brutal killings of the Dalit family...
  • Badaun Dalit sisters neither raped nor murdered but committed suicide: CBI November 27, 2014

    Badaun: In a major disclosure in the death of the two dalit sisters who were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh in May, the Central Bureau of Investigation has revealed that the girls were not murdered but had committed suicide. "CBI has concluded,the 2 minor...
  • Badaun Dalit sisters found hanging from a tree not murdered, all 5 accused to be freed: CBI sources November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major disclosure in the death of the two dalit sisters who were found hanging from a tree in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh in May, the Central Bureau of Investigation has revealed that the girls were not murdered but had committed suicide. The investigating agency is...
  • Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das accused of trying to bribe Mayawati hits back November 6, 2014

    Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP Akhilesh Das who has been accused by BSP chief Mayawati of trying to bribe her to keep his RS seat has hit back at the former CM. Das had resigned from the BSP on November 3. He said that Mayawati realises it is a big loss for...
  • Haryana Assembly elections: Violence rocks Hisar, Sirsa; 2 injured, several vehicles burnt October 15, 2014

    Hisar: Violence erupted in several parts of Haryana on Wednesday as the state went to polls. Clashes broke out between members of the Jat and Dalit communities in Hisar where several vehicles were burnt during the violence, the police said. The immediate cause for the violence was not known. The state...
  • Finance Commission Chairman YV Reddy calls for upliftment of dalits October 11, 2014

    Patna: Expressing deep concern with plight of dalits in India and discrimination against them, the 14th Finance Commission Chairman Y V Reddy called for corrective measures at societal level for their uplift. The dalits continue to lag behind in terms of socio-economic empowerment and education despite provisions being there in...
  • Madurai: Woman burnt alive by parents for marrying a Dalit boy October 2, 2014

    Madurai: In a case of honour killing in Tamil Nadu, a young woman was burnt alive allegedly by her parents for marrying a Dalit boy against their wishes. The incident happened in Usilampatti town in Madurai. The police has arrested the parents on charges of murder after the woman's husband filed a...
  • Haryana polls: Dalits live in fear in Mirchpur, have no hopes from any party October 1, 2014

    Mirchpur: As Haryana is going to polls on October 15, caste factor continue to play a crucial role in the state politics. Dalits make up 20 per cent of Haryana's population, above the national average of 16 per cent, but social and political clout still remains with the Jats. In 2010,...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Minor Dalit girl gangraped, accused taken into custody September 29, 2014

    Vizianagaram (AP): A 17-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly blackmailed and gang-raped by five youths for the last four months in a village here, police said on Sunday. Though the incident had occurred around six months back under Gajapathinagaram police station limits, the crime came to light only today after the girl's...
  • Social identities have led to discrimination: Hamid Ansari September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Citizens belonging to SCs, STs, religious minorities and women have suffered discrimination due to their social identities and this in turn has affected their access to resources, opportunities and even civil rights, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said. He was delivering inaugural address at the Decennial Celebration Conference...
  • UP: Dalit youth beaten up, forced to eat excreta allegedly over land dispute September 19, 2014

    Jhansi: In a shocking incident in Jhansi on Friday, a Dalit youth was tortured by a group of men allegedly over a land dispute. The youth alleged that he was beaten up, forced to eat excreta and his genitals were torched by the gang. The police have registered an FIR. The victim...
  • Badaun rape: CBI not to file chargesheet against 5 accused arrested by UP Police August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday said that no chargesheet will be filed against the five accused in the Badaun gangrape and murder case. Sources in the investigating agency said that there was no evidence of rape against the accused, but they have not been given a...
  • Punjab: Dalits block National Highway over rape, police use mild force to clear it August 16, 2014

    Phagwara: Agitated over delay in arrest of four persons accused of raping a 22yearold dalit woman at a factory, members of a dalit organisation on Saturday tried to block the National Highway 1, forcing police to use mild force against them. Activists of Sri Guru Ravi Das Sena Punjab gathered...
  • UP police officer held guilty of raping Dalit girl August 14, 2014

    A local court has held a deputy superintendent of police guilty of raping a Dalit girl in Kanpur two years ago. According to a complaint lodged in 2012 by the victim's father with the police, Deputy SP Amarjeet Shahi during his posting in Kanpur had lured his daughter and raped her. Shahi...
  • 3 men gangrape 17yearold Dalit girl repeatedly for 7 months; 1 arrested August 2, 2014

    A 17yearold Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped in Jaunpur repeatedly since last December by three persons, following which one of them has been arrested, police said. The incident came to light on Friday when the girl, a class 12th student, narrated her ordeal to her mother who filed a complaint with...
  • NHRC issues notice to UP Police July 31, 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh police in a case of sexual assault in Mathura. "The NHRC has taken suo moto cognizance of a media report that a Dalit teenage girl was allegedly gang raped by six youths in Pingri village of Mathura...
  • Badaun gangrape: Exhumation of victims' bodies delayed due to incessant rains July 20, 2014

    Badaun: The CBI which has been trying to exhume the bodies of Badaun gangrape victims for another postmortem had to call off the operation after incessant rains. ...
  • Badaun gangrape: Process to exhume victims' bodies stopped as water level rises in Ganga July 19, 2014

    Badaun: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday stopped the procedure to exhume the bodies of Dalit sisters for fresh autopsy due to rain and rise in the water level of river Ganga. The investigating agency officials were finding it difficult to locate the bodies. The operation will continue on...
  • Badaun gangrape: Procedure to exhume victims' bodies begins July 19, 2014

    Badaun: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday begun the procedure to exhume the bodies of Dalit sisters in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. The CBI feared that any delay could leave the graves of the Badaun gangrape victims submerged due to rising water level in Ganga. The doctors advised...
  • Government promises action in rape of minor girl on panchayat diktat July 11, 2014

    The heinous rape of a 10year old Dalit girl in Jharkhand on the diktat of a panchayat head had its echo in Rajya Sabha on Friday with the entire House demanding stringent punishment to the culprits, forcing the government to promise necessary action. "Necessary action will be initiated in the serious...
  • Youth rapes an 18yearold at gun point July 10, 2014

    An eighteenyearold girl was allegedly raped by a youth at gunpoint in Bhensaheri village in Muzaffarnagar, following which a case has been registered against two persons, police said. According to a complaint filed by the mother of the girl at Chapra Police Station, Rafik and Kalam entered the girl's house on...
  • Boy rapes a 15yearold Dalit girl, absconding July 9, 2014

    A 15yearold Dalit girl was raped allegedly by a youth in Baniyather area, police said on Wednesday. The family members of the victim alleged that she was raped by a youth while his aide held her at gunpoint on Sunday night, it said. The incident occurred when the victim was alone at...
  • Badaun Dalit girls' bodies will be exhumed for fresh autopsy: Sources July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The bodies of two minor Dalit girls who were alleged gangraped and murdered in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh will be exhumed for autopsy, said sources on Tuesday. Sources added that the post mortem of the minor girls was completely botched up. Highlyplaced sources in the Central Bureau of...
  • 7 men assault, gangrape 3 minor girls for resisting molestation bid July 8, 2014

    Three minor Dalit girls were allegedly assaulted and gangraped by seven men for opposing eveteasing in Singauli village, police said. Three youths of a neighbouring village indulged in eveteasing with the girls on Sunday who had gone to a nearby field. As the girls raised objection, four other associates of the...
  • Tenyearold raped in Malda June 30, 2014

    A tenyearold tribal girl was allegedly raped in Malda, West Bengal. The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the victim was returning after attending a wedding. The girl was reportedly waylaid and taken to a field where she was allegedly sexually assaulted and left unconscious. She was discovered later by...
  • 20yearold Dalit girl allegedly raped by neighbour in UP June 28, 2014

    A 20yearold Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Narhi police station area Ballia, police said on Saturday. The accused, living in the girl's neighbourhood, called her yesterday on the pretext of going to a wedding ceremony, following which he raped her, K C Goswami, Additional Superintendent of Police...
  • KCR asks officials to wage war against poverty in Dalits June 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday asked district collectors to work hard to ensure that Dalits are lifted out of poverty and that their living conditions are improved. Addressing a meeting of collectors from ten districts of Telangana here, KCR also announced the launch of a special scheduled...
  • Badaun gangrape case: Present all accused for lie detection tests, orders court June 23, 2014

    A local court on Monday directed Badaun jail authorities to ensure the presence of all five accused in the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit sisters before Central Forensic Science Laboratory team from June 24 to June 26 for lie detection tests. "Additional District Judge SN Tripathi passed the order...
  • Badaun gangrape: CBI wants to do polygraph test on victims' parents June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday said that they wanted to do a polygraph test of the Badaun gangrape victims' parents, said sources. The investigating agency was also seeking the consent of the parents for the test. Two Dalit sisters were gangraped and hanged from a tree...