DALITS

  • 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. ...
  • CJ Show: Dalits flee Haryana village to seek justice for women raped by upper cast men June 15, 2014

    Over 80 Dalit families belonging to Bhagana village in Haryana have fled to Delhi after they were allegedly threatened by Jats for protesting the abduction and rape of four women. Some of them turn CJ's to narrate their woeful story and to appeal for justice for the victims. ...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 15, 2014

    In this week's episode, rape survivors' pick up CJ mike to fight for justice, citizens talk about how power cuts affect them ,a CJ highlights the misuse of funds by civic bodies in Bangalore,homeless appeal the new government for rehabilitation. Plus, a fathers fight to save his lone child from...
  • Ramdev faces arrest, says never insulted Dalits April 29, 2014

    Yoga Guru Ramdev faces arrest over his honeymoon comment on Dalits and Rahul Gandhi. Four FIRs have been filed against him under the non bailable SC/ST act in Gorakhpur, Agra, Patna and Nagpur. While the BJP has stood by the yoga guru so far, with a crucial phase of elections...
  • Has Ramdev become an embarrassment for the BJP? April 29, 2014

    There is no stopping Baba Ramdev. The popular yoga expert on Tuesday held yet another press conference in Himachal Pradesh, despite a ban on his campaigns by Election Commission in the state. At the press conference in Chamba, Ramdev accused the Congress of pressuring the Election Commission to act against...
  • Open Mike: Does caste still determine voting choices? April 1, 2014

    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...
  • Mystery shrouds death of a dalit girl in Haryana September 2, 2013

    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 intercaste marriages? July 8, 2013

    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 antiDalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November last...
  • TN: Caste politics continues over the death of 20yearold Dalit boy July 6, 2013

    Ilavarasan, a 20yearold Dalit youth whose intercaste marriage to Divya Nagaraj triggered riots in November 2012, was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri on Thursday. The postmortem report indicates death due to a head injury, while the police say it is a case of suicide. But Ilavarasan's family...
  • CJ Awards: 19yrold Dalit girl fights for her Right to Justice February 18, 2013

    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 February 1, 2013

    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? January 28, 2013

    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. ...
  • India slams Haryana khap member's suggestion on preventing rapes October 8, 2012

    Following the gangrape of a teenaged Dalit girl in Jind, who went on to commit suicide, a khap member in Haryana seemed to blame the victims for the rape. Speaking to a CNN-IBN reporter, khap panchayat member Sube Singh said that the only solution to rapes was to get girls married...
  • NCPCR promises probe into Haryana Dalit girl rape case September 23, 2012

    A 16yearold Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped by eight "upper caste" men on September 9 in the Dabra area of Hisar. ...
  • Dalit rape: Akhilesh Yadav suspends top policemen June 26, 2012

    The deteriorating law and order situation in the state has forced Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to crack the whip. ...
  • Ambedkar cartoon row: Depiction wrong, says Pranab May 11, 2012

    Dalit MPs from Tamil Nadu have taken taken offence to a 1949 cartoon of BR Ambedkar, the architect of India's Constitution. ...
  • Battle for the states: tracking the revolution February 11, 2012

    On this episode we show you the Dalit factor in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections. ...
  • Bhanwari Devi case: CBI arrests Maderna December 3, 2011

    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 October 16, 2011

    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 October 14, 2011

    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? October 14, 2011

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Friday inaugurated the 33acre park built at a whopping cost of Rs 685 crore. ...
  • Watch India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 7, 2011

    Catch the top news stories of the day on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Are Dalits safe in Mayawati's UP? February 7, 2011

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

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

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

    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 March 16, 2010

    The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) celebrated 25 years of its existence, and its founder Kanshi Ram's birthday, with a massive rally in Lucknow. Mayawati was garlanded with a gigantic garland that was made of thousand rupee notes. The party has certainly come a long way since its birth in 1984...
  • Talking point: Can't Valmikis go beyond sweeping? January 25, 2010

    Meena, from the Valmiki community in Jammu couldn't appear for the state medical entrance exams despite being qualified. This was because members of her Valmiki community who are traditionally manual scavengers are not recognised as state subjects in Jammu and Kashmir, which means she cannot apply for a ...
  • Special: Citizen Journalist takes up touchability issue December 20, 2009

    Dhananjay Kumar Singh is a journalist by profession and believes in working for humanity. He becomes a CJ for CNNIBN and shows how Dalits are discriminated in a village in Jharkhand. ...
  • Congressmen hobnob with Dalits, carry comfort along October 4, 2009

    New Delhi: While Congressmen may have readily signed up for Rahul Gandhi's drives to work amongst the downtrodden, they do not necessarily toe the austere way to do so. The Congressmen who chose to spend Gandhi Jayanti days (October 2) with Dalit families were assisted by supporters to make the...