BJP leader booked for ‘raping’ Dalit woman who went to seek his help to get BPL card

“A case of gang rape has been registered against three persons, including Bhojpal, but no arrests have been made so far,” Morena superintendent of police Vineet Khanna said.

Students skip mid-day meals prepared by a Dalit woman: complaints Headmaster

As many as 67 students, including 16 kids belonging to scheduled caste category, of a government primary school are reportedly not having lunch prepared by a Dalit woman for the mid-day meal since July.

Plea made before SC to end atrocities against Dalits and minorities

A Supreme Court bench led by Justice Dipak Misra on Friday asked the Centre and several State government to respond to a PIL petition seeking to declare cow vigilantes “extortionists” and put an end to their atrocities against Dalits and minority communities. The Supreme Court's intervention comes shortly after investigating officials found there was no evidence of cow slaughter by Mohammed Akhlaq, who was beaten and lynched last year on suspicion of storing beef in his house at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh.

AAP leader booked for allegedly raping a minor Dalit girl

The coordinator of Lehara Gagga unit of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Sangrur district has been booked for allegedly attempting to rape a minor Dalit girl.  Police said the 15-year-old girl, a resident of a village in Moonak sub-division of Sangrur, had gone to the photo studio of AAP member Hardeep Singh to get her photo clicked on Thursday when he allegedly tried to rape her.

Dalits asserting their rights, posing question to BJP

Ironicallyat a time when the BJP government headed by Narendra Modi has been praising B.R. Ambedkar, the great champion of the rights of the ‘untouchables’, the Dalits, as they are now called, have been in angry revolt against the BJP. Modi’s own state Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh go to the polls next year. In 2019, the country will have a general election.

Dalits on right path to fight out the hollowness of the current hyper-nationalism

On July 11, 2016, a video of cow vigilantes mercilessly beating up seven Dalit men for skinning a dead cow in Una district, Gujarat, came to light. In protest against the incident, many Dalits have refused to handle cow carcasses. The gau rakshaks should be happy, but they are not. Non-Dalits, presumably including gau rakshaks, have retaliated with more violence against Dalits — this time for not picking up cow carcasses — in Samter (August 16), Bhavra (August 20) and Rajkot (August 24), all in Gujarat.

Why Dalit's personal, social and political self-identification must?

Rohith Vermula's Dalit status is being questioned. Did he belong to the Scheduled Castes (SC) or not? The acronym SC comes from a twin set of words, Scheduled Caste. Aside from its usage in the law, SC has acquired social and personal meaning in casual usages like “are you SC?” and a corresponding self-identification in responses like “Yes, I am SC”. I want to set this apart from Dalit status through a seemingly contradictory personal narrative: I am Dalit, not an SC.

Dalits thrashed in Gujarat again for refusing to lift carcass of dead animals

Days after reports of a dalit boy being punished near Ahmedabad for saying his community had decided against removing carcass of dead animals, another incident of self-styled cow vigilantes thrashing two more Dalits for refusing to dispose of the carcass of a calf on Sunday, came to light. 
The latest incident took place in Mandal village of Rajula taluka in Saurashtra region.

Dalit-Muslim unite under the banner of ‘Dalit Alpsankhyak Shoshan Mukti Morcha,’

ipples from the Dalit Protesters in Gujarat following the attack on youth in Una by gau rakshaks, have reached Uttar Pradesh. The Ambedkar Mahasabha, a prominent Dalit organisation here, which had invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to its offices in January, will host an event in Lucknow on August 27 on the rising attacks against Dalits under the BJP rule. 

Lack of Faith in Gujarat police, Dalits seek CBI probe into Thangadh incident

The families of three Dalit boys killed in police firing in Thangadh in 2012, who gave up their 19-day protest after the Gujarat government promised an Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe, are once again demanding CBI enquiry. 

DALIT-MUSLIM: Muslims also participated in the Dalit Pride March rally held in Una

ravinbhai Rathod is a 50-year-old landless labourer from a village in Junagadh district in Gujarat. It is August 15, and he has ridden his two-wheeler to Una, more than 140 km from his village, to attend the Dalit Pride March. Dressed in a worn-out pair of grey trousers and an off-white shirt, Rathod looks elated at seeing thousands of his community members gathered in a school compound to celebrate Independence Day and to seek independence from the atrocities and discrimination that Dalits are subjected to.

BSP Supremo Mayawati warns against 'communal design' of BJP, RSS

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today warned the people against the "communal designs" of the RSS and the BJP and urged them not to lose their cool in the run-up to the 2017 Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. 
She accused the Modi government of raising issues of cow slaughter and 'love jihad' to keep the minorities "under fear" as well as of being "anti-Dalit".


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