UNTOUCHABILITY

  • A Karnataka village where menstruating women are treated as untouchables November 28, 2014

    This happens in modern India. Women from the Kadugolla community in Karnataka face a regressive practice in the name of tradition. These women are shunned by their own every month when they menstruate and after delivering a child. But the younger lot of women are beginning to fight...
  • What happened with Bihar CM Manjhi a matter of shame: Paswan September 29, 2014

    Food Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan condemned the incident of alleged discrimination against Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi. Paswan said, "Untouchability is a crime. If it has happened with Bihar Chief Minister, it is a matter of shame." ...
  • BR Ambedkar's quotes on democracy, untouchability, gender equality April 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On BR Ambedkar's birth anniversary, it is fitting if we were to examine his vision of modern India based on his writings. His vast output of scholarly works, essays and lectures are fertile ground for discovering the ideas he lived by and hoped would take root in India....
  • Dalits denied water, NHRC issues notice to Bihar February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The NHRC on Wednesday sought a report from the Bihar government over the denial of water to Dalits by upper caste people in Kishanganj. "A notice has been issued to the chief secretary of Bihar and the district magistrate of Kishanganj," National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said in a...
  • For a right argument Ashis Nandy used wrong language: Kancha Ilaiah January 31, 2013

    Dalit historian Kancha Ilaiah joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his defence of Ashis Nandy. Q. Ashis Nandy is an old man. He does not know what he is talking.. He may be thinking something good for the OBC/SC/ST and telling some thing else which is a nonsense. And would...
  • Satyamev Jayate: Why untouchability still exists July 8, 2012

    New Delhi: Once again the team of Satyamev Jayate was on target. It might be a hard fact to digest for urban Indians that the practice of untouchability is still prevalent in a nation that eyes to become one of the superpowers by the end of current decade, but shows...
  • CJ: stories of untouchability in modern day India April 15, 2012

    The Parayan caste tells how they are treated as untouchable by others. ...
  • Manual scavenging remains a reality despite ban April 14, 2012

    Lucknow: It is the 121st birth anniversary of the father of India's Constitution Dr BR Ambedkar who fought against untouchability and manual scavenging. CNNIBN shows how in the heart of Lucknow, practices like manual scavenging and untouchability still exist, raising questions over the government's claims to have successfully enforced the...
  • 'Untouchable' now on Apple iPad November 22, 2010

    New York: Liquid Comics, an entertainment company founded by three Indians, has announced the digital iPad release of "Untouchable", an original graphic novel exploring various themes of racial prejudice during the British Raj with a supernatural horror twist. A printed edition of the novel by acclaimed writers Mike Carey (XMen, Lucifer,...
  • Cong practising politics of untouchability March 30, 2010

    The old conflict between Amitabh Bachchan and the Congress is once again out in the open. After Abhishek Bachchan's posters were reportedly removed from a Delhi function, on Monday, the Congress demanded that Bachchan make it clear that as Gujarat's brand ambassador, what is his view of the 2002 riots....
  • Survey shows untouchability still rampant in Gujarat January 29, 2010

    Ahmedabad: A survey on discrimination, conducted in the Gujarat, has revealed that untouchability is still rampant in the state. The survey done by NGO Navsarjan and the USbased Robert F Kennedy Centre for Justice and Human Rights says untouchability still exists in Gujarat even 60 years after India became a Republic. The...
  • Family expelled from community for daughters daring December 22, 2007

    New Delhi: In Bhopal, members of the Ahirwar community, formerly discriminated against as untouchables, are practicing their own form of intolerance. They have expelled an entire family from their fold because their daughter dared to walk out on her abusive husband. Twenty fiveyearold Usha, her sixmonthold daughter...