Dalits

  • Open Mike: Does caste still determine voting choices? 01-04-2014 11:42 PM

    When the Dalits community is considered as a vote bank, leaders are trying to woo them but Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati remain their first choice. They claim that Mayawati did development and they will vote for her. But there are many who are backing BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • Mystery shrouds death of a dalit girl in Haryana 02-09-2013 05:51 PM

    The death of a 20-year-old Dalit girl in Jind Haryana has sparked massive demonstrations against the alleged rape and murder of the girl. While the police continues to maintain it as a case of suicide, three post-mortems reports so far haven't provided any clarity either. CJ's Runjhun Sharma goes on...
  • FTP: Is there still a great deal of social and family resistance to inter-caste marriages? 08-07-2013 11:08 PM

    The Jayalaithaa government in Tamil Nadu has ordered a probe into the death of dalit youth Ilavarasan who earlier this month allegedly committed suicide after conflicts over his marriage to a non Dalit girl. Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Divya triggered anti-Dalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November...
  • TN: Caste politics continues over the death of 20-year-old Dalit boy 06-07-2013 09:53 PM

    Ilavarasan, a 20-year-old Dalit youth whose inter-caste marriage to Divya Nagaraj triggered riots in November 2012, was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri on Thursday. The post-mortem report indicates death due to a head injury, while the police say it is a case of suicide. But Ilavarasan's family...
  • CJ Awards: 19-yr-old Dalit girl fights for her Right to Justice 18-02-2013 04:32 PM

    A Dalit fights for her Right to Justice, after being harassed because she wanted to study and go to college. ...
  • Unfortunate that courts need to tell artistes what or what not to say: Sanjoy Roy on Ashis Nandy 01-02-2013 03:43 PM

    Sanjoy Roy, the organiser of the Jaipur Film Festival also said that it was not enough to provide relief to Ashis Nandy by telling the police to not arrest him. The courts needed to do more, he said. ...
  • Nandy hounded: Is no honest critique of Dalit politics possible in India today? 28-01-2013 11:01 PM

    Ashis Nandy faces up to five years in jail after an FIR was filed against him following his remarks on Dalits at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • Bhanwari Devi case: CBI arrests Maderna 03-12-2011 08:30 AM

    Former Rajasthan minister and suspend Congress leader Mahipal Maderna was arrested in Jodhpur on Friday in the case of missing nurse Bhanwari Devi. ...
  • Bhanwari case: Rajasthan minister Maderna sacked 16-10-2011 09:52 PM

    Mahipal Maderna is the main accused in the case of mysterious disappearance of nurse Bhanwari Devi. ...
  • Maya's Rs 685 crore park a waste of money: Rivals 14-10-2011 11:03 PM

    The controversial park inaugurated by Mayawati drew sharp criticism from her rivals calling the money spent a big waste. ...
  • Is Mayawati's Ambedkar park a white elephant? 14-10-2011 10:51 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday inaugurated the 33-acre park built at a whopping cost of Rs 685 crore. ...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 07-02-2011 10:53 PM

    Catch the top news stories of the day on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Are Dalits safe in Mayawati's UP? 07-02-2011 10:21 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Are Dalits safe in Mayawati's UP?' ...
  • My client is a minor: Banda rape victim's lawyer 17-01-2011 01:26 PM

    Banda rape victim claims she is 17-years old; court decision expected shortly. ...
  • My life, job under threat: Banda woman constable 17-01-2011 10:38 AM

    The woman constable who helped the Dalit rape victim says she is being harassed by prison authorities. ...
  • Protest against temple tradition in K'taka 11-12-2010 12:32 PM

    Dalits protest against a 400 year old tradition of rolling over banana leaves left behind by Brahmins after finishing food at the Kukke Subrahmanya temple. ...
  • FTN: Long way for Mayawati to be national leader 16-03-2010 12:17 AM

    Rs 200 crore were spent on the big bash in Lucknow on Monday. ...
  • Talking point: Can't Valmikis go beyond sweeping? 25-01-2010 10:58 PM

    Valmiki community are not recognised as state subjects in J-K. ...
  • Special: Citizen Journalist takes up touchability issue 20-12-2009 04:02 PM

    A journalist from Jharkhand write about Dalits to bring them justice. ...
  • Congressmen hobnob with Dalits, carry comfort along 04-10-2009 03:22 PM

    Life sans city-comforts too unimaginable for most politicians. ...
  • Congressmen make a beeline to Dalit households 03-10-2009 01:28 AM

    Leader Rahul Gandhi's example is the best formula, find Congressmen. ...
  • Watch: Six-year-old girl brutally beaten up by cops 04-02-2009 01:45 AM

    The incident took place in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh. ...
  • Who is Mayawati’s heir? It’s not apparent 09-08-2008 11:32 PM

    The buzz is CM successor’s is around 36 and a UP legislative council member. ...
  • Debate: Maya powerful but does she remember roots 17-10-2007 02:45 AM

    Don’t forgot your ideals, says Dalit scholar Kancha Ilaiah. ...
  • A glimpse of Ambedkar's followers 06-12-2006 10:54 PM

    Dalits keep the flame alive at Chaityabhoomi for the man who got them their freedom - Dr B R Ambedkar. ...