DALITS

  • Karnataka: Beef poor man's protein, part of food habit 5 days ago

    Beef is an integral part of the Dalit diet in Karnataka, a state where they form almost 23 per cent of the population. Beef being cheaper is more affordable for the common man. Thus, beef is the 'poor man's protein." ...
  • Tamil Nadu: 8 teachers held for 'forcing' Dalit students to clean toilets for months 5 days ago

    Tirunelveli: Faced with a series of agitations, police on Wednesday arrested eight teachers for allegedly forcing Dalit students to clean toilets in a government-aided high school at a village in the district. Backed by some political outfits, local Dalits have been staging a series of agitations in the past weeks demanding...
  • Mathura: Gangrape victim battles for life as she immolates herself 6 days ago

    Mathura: In a shocking incident, a gangrape victim in Mathura is battling for her life after she tried to immolate herself. The 14-year-old suffered 70 per cent burn injuries and is said to be in a critical condition. The girl belonged to the Dalit community and was gangraped by five men...
  • Bengaluru: Dalit organisations to eat beef in public opposing beef ban April 9, 2015

    Bengaluru: Some Dalit organisations have organized a beef eating programme in Bengaluru on Thursday. They have invited noted playwright and actor Girish Karnad to attend the function and eat beef in protest against the ban on beef eating by Maharashtra government. According to them Karnad has agreed to attend the...
  • Delhi: Two women thrashed inside police station; 4 cops suspended April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In an alleged case of police brutality, two Dalit women were purportedly beaten up by a sub-inspector and his subordinates inside outer Delhi's Rohini south police station, following which four police personnel on Saturday were suspended. The women, in their complaint, have alleged that the sub-inspector and some women...
  • AAP's Rakhi demands sacking of cops who thrashed 2 Dalit girls April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP MLA from Mangolpuri Rakhi Bidlan on Saturday demanded immediate sacking of the police personnel who had allegedly thrashed two Dalit girls inside Rohini south police station in outer Delhi. Terming the incident as "barbaric", Bidlan alleged that the girls were stripped and beaten up by both male and...
  • Backwards, dalits will ensure BJP comes to power in UP: Amit Shah March 22, 2015

    Varanasi: Reaching out to backward and dalit communities, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said they should ensure that the party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh for it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can understand their plight as he has risen from among them. "With your support Narendra...
  • Nitish should work on my agenda for welfare of poor: Jitan ram Manjhi February 21, 2015

    Patna: Asserting that he did not "back-stab" Nitish Kumar, expelled JD(U) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday said he was prematurely pulled down from the chief minister's post by Kumar when he started bringing "mere slogans" of uplift of the poor to reality. Talking to...
  • Maharashtra government to buy house in London where Dr Ambedkar stayed January 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has decided to acquire the 2,050 sq ft three-storey house in London where Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar once lived. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde, who is in London, spoke to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is on tour of Davos, following which the decision was taken to buy the...
  • Discrimination against Dalits in giving Bharat Ratna: Mayawati January 3, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons like Kanshi Ram while awarding Bharat Ratna to Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya. She also attacked the Narendra Modi government for adopting the "ordinance route" on key issues. "Just like the previous Congress-led...
  • 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...