Dalit Rights

In India, the pandemic is a prize for some and punishment..

  0 comments   |     by Robert Gallimore

In India, the pandemic is a prize for some and punishment for others BBC news recently ran a piece on the Covid-19 pandemic in India. It was a seemingly equivocal survey of the obvious problems that would manifest themselves in a country with minimal welfare provisions and the sort of sanguinity regarding mortality r

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How safe are Dalit women in Uttar Pradesh?

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Recently Crime in India – 2019 report has been released by National Crime Records Bureau. In this report, in the year 2019, the statistics of crime of Dalit atrocities have been published for the whole country. It has emerged that Uttar Pradesh is far ahead in this. The Dalit population of Uttar Pradesh (UP) is the largest population in the country, which is 2

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Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice..

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Over 430 Dalits convert to Islam in Coimbatore citing injustice, more conversions underway Illavenil, the state secretary of the Tamil Puligal Katchi, told India Today that legally 430 people have converted to Islam and many more are in the process of the conversion. I can

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430 Indian Dalits convert to Islam

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Illavenil, the state secretary of the Tamil Puligal Katchi, told India Today that legally 430 people have converted to Islam and many more are in the process of the conversion.   I can live with self-dignity only when I shed this cast-based identity: One of the Dalits who conve

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A Dalit Girl Gang Raped And Hanged From A Tree In Gujarat

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In north Gujarat a 19-year-old Dalit woman was kidnapped, gangraped and murdered before her body was hanged from a tree to make it look like a suicide. The victim had gone missing on December 31 and her body was found on January 5. According to the details of the Nirbhaya-like case, after the deceased went missing, her family had

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Lynching of Two Dalit Children: Why Does This Happen Again..

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Lynching of Two Dalit Children: Why Does This Happen Again and Again in India? Two kids who happened to born in the Valmiki community became the victim of deep rooted caste hatred which the caste Hindus have been nurturing since centuries. What was the fault of these kids. The fault is their being Dalits and that too of the community which is

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U.N. Rights Chief calls for Drone probe

  0 comments   |     by Jefferson Morley

The U.N.’s human rights commissioner called for an investigation of civilian casualties in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan yesterday; as Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the aerial attacks would continue. “Drone attacks do raise serious questions about compliance with international law,” the U.N.’s Navi Pillay told a news conference in

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Forever caste in Stone

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On India’s Republic Day last month, the customary wall-to-wall coverage of the celebrations was practically wiped off TV screens by a protest taking place in a small town in Maharashtra state. A band of women was making a spirited attempt to get into the sanctum sanctorum of a popular temple that deifies the planet Saturn as the god Shani, whom the Hindus propit

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Miseries of Dalits and Minorities in India

  0 comments   |     by Sabena Siddiqi

“The Indian government failed to stop or credibly investigate vigilante attacks against minority religious communities during 2017," said the Human Rights Watch Report 2018 Protesting against the imprisonment of more than 70,000 lower caste Hindu Dalits in the state of Maharashtra, India, UK-based Dalit human rights groups amassed in London on Monday to urge the international community to take n

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Republic of Caste supremacists - Vidya Bhushan Rawat

  0 comments   |     by Vidya Bhushan Rawat

‘Democracy day’ was being celebrated yesterday on social media where political leaders ‘greeted’ their ‘bhakts’ and hailing India as one of the ‘biggest’ democracies of the world. Things are moving so fast these days that it has become too difficult to focus. The power of information sharing has reduced the power of ‘thinking’. Visual world is so attractive that we are unable

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