Dalit

  • HC directs DC to consider separate booth in Dalit colony 16-04-2014 09:48 PM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the District Collector of Dharmapuri to consider setting up of a separate polling booth within the Arunthathiar Colony, to ensure Dalits exercised their votes freely and independently there. The First Bench Comprising Acting Chief Justice Satish K Agnihotri and Justice M M...
  • Congress questions Modi's commitment for welfare of Dalits, tribals 14-04-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress has questioned the BJP's PM nominee Narendra Modi's commitment to the welfare of Dalits and tribals. In a statement released by the AICC media cell, it has listed out 8 examples of what it calls discrimination against the Dalits and tribals. It claims that Modi has...
  • LS polls: Dalits may hold sway in Northwest Delhi reserved seat 05-04-2014 12:56 PM

    Over 20 per cent Dalits out of 2.1 million voters in Northwest Delhi may play a key role in this constituency where incumbent Congress MP Krishna Tirath is battling people's anger due to crumbling infrastructure and illegal construction. The Union minister and two-time MP is facing a tough contest from...
  • 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...
  • Accused in Dalit massacre arrested in Patna 21-03-2014 07:38 PM

    An accused in the 2000 massacre of 34 Dalits in Bihar was arrested on Friday from a school in the state, police said. Nanbutan Sharma, accused in the massacre that took place in Aurangabad district's Miyapur village, was arrested by the police in Arwal district, about 100 km from Patna,...
  • Three men gangrape Dalit woman, attempt to kill her 13-03-2014 05:59 PM

    A Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped in Lar area here by three persons who also tried to kill her, police said here on Thursday. The incident took place on March 11 when the 42-year-old woman was returning home after cooking at a function. The accused - Vidhyachal, Gopi Gaur and...
  • Dalit girl raped by 4 men in Pachokhar village 11-03-2014 10:16 PM

    A dalit girl was gangraped allegedly by four persons in a village in Bihar's Aurangabad district. The four men allegedly gang-raped the girl in a field in Pachokhar village under Dev police station area on Monday evening, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay Narayan Yadav said on Tuesday. A case was...
  • 16-year-old Dalit girl sets herself ablaze after being molested 04-03-2014 08:06 AM

    A minor Dalit girl set herself ablaze, since she was disturbed as a youth allegedly had molested her in Garhakota town in Sagar district, police said. The victim took the extreme step after a youth identified as Nilesh Ladia, allegedly molested her, they said, adding that her father had lodged...
  • BJP to hold social justice meet for Dalits, Backward Classes in TN 15-02-2014 12:24 PM

    Close on the heels of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Kerala visit where he tried to reach out to Dalits, BJP will hold a social justice conference in Madurai to woo backward classes ahead of Lok Sabha polls. "Lots of posts, vacancies reserved for SC, ST, and other backward...
  • Bulandshahr: Dalit woman battles for life as employer sets her ablaze for resisting rape 14-02-2014 05:25 PM

    A dalit woman working at a brick kiln at Kirra village in Bulandshahr was allegedly set ablaze by her employer when she resisted his attempt to rape her. The woman, who suffered 95 per cent burns, was admitted to the district hospital from where she was referred to Meerut for...
  • Modi woos backward castes, says he's a victim of untouchability 09-02-2014 08:08 PM

    Kochi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday tried to woo Dalits and other backward castes in Kerala and hit out at the UPA for considering Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission report suggesting reservation for minorities. While addressing a meeting of backward castes in Kerala, Modi invoked Dr BR Ambedkar...
  • Dalit minor abducted, gangraped in Kotkhawda 03-02-2014 11:01 PM

    A 16-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a man and his nephew in Kotkhawda area here, police said on Monday. The incident occurred on January 31 in Padmanandpura village of the district, they said. The girl had gone out for some work when the accused Shriram (35)...
  • Man rapes minor dalit girl at Teetarvarda 30-01-2014 11:38 PM

    A minor Dalit girl studying in class nine was allegedly raped in the backyard of her house by a labourer at Teetarvarda, 25 km away from Dausa district headquarters, police said on Thursday. The 20-year-old accused, belonging to Uttar Pradesh, was arrested this morning from the area, Circle Officer of...
  • JD(U) minister Shyam Rajak highlights plight of dalits in Gujarat 29-01-2014 08:00 PM

    Attacking Narendra Modi's development model, JD(U) minister Shyam Rajak on Wednesday alleged that he had failed to provide an alternative source of livelihood to the dalit people in Gujarat engaged in manual scavenging. "The fact that about 12,000 dalit people in Gujarat are still engaged in manual scavenging for living...
  • Ahead of LS polls former BSP, SP leaders join BJP 27-01-2014 08:08 PM

    Three former leaders of the BSP and SP on Monday joined the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh BJP president Lakshmikant Bajpai said on Monday. Former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Rajesh Verma, who was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • Amethi: AAP trumps Rahul, builds roof over Dalit woman's home 27-01-2014 09:22 AM

    Amethi: In yet another political move, the Aam Aadmi Party helped in the construction of the roof of the house of a Dalit woman in Amethi, that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi had visited in the year 2008. The AAP has helped contruct the roof of the house of Sunita...
  • RK Singh targeting Shinde as he's a Dalit: SC/ST panel Vice Chairman 16-01-2014 03:37 PM

    New Delhi: Scheduled Caste Commission Vice Chairman Dr Raj Kumar Virka has said that action must be taken against Former Home Secretary RK Singh for making allegations against Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Virka has accused RK Singh of targeting Shinde for being a Dalit and violating the Official Secrets...
  • Mumbai: Firebrand activist, writer Namdeo Dhasal dies at 64 15-01-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: Renowned Marathi poet and firebrand activist Namdeo Dhasal passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 64. Dhasal, who was battling with colorectal cancer, died at the Bombay Hospital. His last rites would be performed on Thursday. Dhasal was one of the founders of the militant Dalit...
  • Woman returns home as husband finally builds her a toilet 10-01-2014 11:12 PM

    A Dalit woman, here in Indore district, who stayed away from her husband's house for about two years because it did not have a permanent toilet, returned on Friday as her demand was fulfilled. "I am happy that my husband has finally constructed the toilet in the house after agreeing...
  • Class 7 Dalit girl killed after being raped; body bearing bite marks found in a field 08-01-2014 02:18 PM

    A minor Dalit girl was allegedlyraped and murdered in Haridwar district, a senior policeofficial said on Wednesday.The body of the girl, bearing bite marks, was recoveredfrom a field by villagers on Tuesday evening, SSP Haridwar RajeevSwaroop said. A student of Class VII in a government boarding school,the girl had come...
  • Naseemuddin, Kushwaha among 19 booked in Dalit memorial scam 02-01-2014 12:32 PM

    BSP chief Mayawati's close aide Naseemuddin Siddiqui and former minister Babu Singh Kushwaha were among 19 people booked on Wednesday for their alleged role in Rs 1,400 crore scam in construction of Dalit memorials and parks in Uttar Pradesh. Along with the two former BSP ministers, former joint director of...
  • Azam Khan attacks Rahul Gandhi for not focusing on welfare of Muslims 26-12-2013 03:06 PM

    Attacking Rahul Gandhi, UP Minister Azam Khan has said that instead of effectively addressing the issue of Muslim backwardness, the Congress leader was focusing on the welfare of the homosexual community. Criticising the Congress Vice-President, the SP leader on Wednesday told reporters that Gandhi did not offer any help to...
  • Congress holds consultations with minorities on party's manifesto 23-12-2013 06:31 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday held consultations with representatives from various minority communities, including Muslims, as part of its exercise to include demands and aspirations of sections of people in its 2014 election manifesto. Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan, among the senior leaders,...
  • Rahul to meet members of minority communities in poll preparations 23-12-2013 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will interact with over 200 representatives from various minority communities, including Muslims, on Monday to solicit their views and find out their demands and aspirations which may find a place in the party's 2014 poll manifesto. After holding a meeting with representatives of...
  • Kins of Bihar twin massacres' victims to move SC challenging acquittal of all accused 19-12-2013 10:14 AM

    The relatives of those killed in the Bhatani Tola and the Laxmanpur Bathe massacres in Bihar will appeal in the Supreme Court against the Patna High Court verdict acquitting all the accused. Expressing outrage over the high court's verdict, Chitranjan Singh, national secretary of the People's Union for Civil Liberties...
  • Devyani Khobragade is a Dalit, so Centre reacted late: Mayawati 18-12-2013 11:42 AM

    New Delhi: As the Rajya Sabha took up the issue of the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati created a controversy by saying the Centre reacted late as Devyani is a Dalit. "I know I should not bring caste into this but the overall conduct...
  • A rickshaw puller's journey from prison to books 08-11-2013 07:36 AM

    New Delhi: He was a rickshaw puller and she was a celebrity author. There was no way Manoranjan Byapari would have met Mahasweta Devi. But destiny willed otherwise. At a chance meeting, she asked him to write for her 'Bartika' journal. Thus began Bypari's stint as a writer that has...
  • Chhattisgarh polls: Sarangarh seat, a citadel of women power 05-11-2013 03:57 PM

    The Sarangarh Assembly seat in Chhattisgarh's Raigarh district seems to have become a women's bastion as no male candidate has won the election from the constituency since the formation of the state. Keeping in mind the previous equations, the three major parties - BJP, Congress and BSP - have fielded...
  • 'Not praying in a dedicated room doesn't say person not a Hindu' 01-11-2013 07:19 AM

    Chennai: The Madras High Court on Friday ruled that a Hindu individual's act of not offering prayers in a room specified for the purpose cannot be considered a ground to declare that the person is not a Hindu. A division bench comprising Justices N Paul Vasanthakumar and K Ravichandrababu stated...
  • Allahabad HC dismisses plea against use of Dalits' land for Modi's rally 18-10-2013 06:06 PM

    The Allahabad High Court, on Friday, dismissed a petition challenging the Kanpur administration's decision to allow use of agricultural land owned by Dalits for the purpose of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's maiden rally in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. A vacation bench comprising Justices S K Singh and Sanjay...