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A scholar made of stardust: Why we must never forget Rohith Vemula

On the third death anniversary of Rohith Vemula, we speak to his friends from the Ambedkar Students Association on how things have changed and what they remember of him.

published on : 17th January 2019

36-year-old Dalit woman claims to have entered Sabarimala Temple in disguise, releases video

Manju entered the temple with the help of Ayyappa Seva Sangham workers at around 7.30 am on Tuesday, and conducted ghee abhishekam and offered prayers at Malikappuram.

published on : 9th January 2019

Not even 3 per cent of IIT faculty are Dalits, tribals

Less than 3 per cent of the faculty at India’s top engineering institutions — the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) — are from reserved categories. 

published on : 1st January 2019

Maharashtra cops on alert as first anniversary of Koregaon-Bhima violence nears

Police claimed that Maoists had funded Elgar Parishad in order to mobilise Dalits against the government.

published on : 28th December 2018

Peace eludes Dalits of this TN village even after their deaths

P Ramalingam, a 70-year-old resident, says that the fight for a new cemetery began during his grandfather’s time and has continued to this day, with his grandsons now taking it up

published on : 19th December 2018

Twitter apologises after CEO Jack Dorsey's photo with 'anti-Brahmanical' placard invites backlash

The internet entrepreneur, who had participated in a roundtable of women journalists and activists during his recent visit to India, had been gifted the placard by a Dalit activist.

published on : 20th November 2018

25 Dalits convert to Buddhism in Shamli alleging discrimination

Dalit leader Devidas Jayant, who also converted, said they had taken the step due to discrimination and atrocities against the community.

published on : 12th November 2018

BJP’s ‘big plan’ for Dalits in Telangana

The saffron party has promised to construct a 150-ft Ambedkar statue at Tank Bund if voted to power.

published on : 31st October 2018

Prakash Ambedkar calls for Kapu-Dalit unity in Andhra Pradesh 

Kapu patriarch Mudragada Padmanabham said the meeting was the beginning of a new political front in the State.

published on : 25th October 2018

Rename Mumbai Central railway station after Ambedkar: Ramdas Athawale​

Ramdas Athawale said he would soon meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to submit this demand.

published on : 12th October 2018

Muslims, STs, Dalits made most progress in combating poverty: UN

The "very positive trend" during the decade between 2005-06 and 2015-16 in India is that "the poorest are catching up", Sabina Alkire, Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative.

published on : 21st September 2018

11 caste Hindus and Dalits held in Krishnagiri over violence

Besides those arrested, another 11 people wanted in the case - five caste Hindus and six Dalits - are absconding.

published on : 14th September 2018

NDA government trying to cause hostility between Dalits, OBCs: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Yadav also said by passing a bill in Parliament the NDA government reversed the dilution of the SC/ST Act, but it left scope for tinkering in future.

published on : 12th September 2018

BJP's national executive meet to begin today amid upper caste backlash

The BJP will hold a two-day meeting amid unrest among upper castes over its pro-Dalit push, with key focus on Vajpayee's legacy and strategies for the upcoming state and assembly elections.

published on : 8th September 2018

BJP’s Dalit outreach irks upper castes in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

Sources said that the BJP leaders had brought to the notice of the party high command simmering anger among the upper castes in a number of states.

published on : 4th September 2018
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