- Tag results for Dalits
Besides those arrested, another 11 people wanted in the case - five caste Hindus and six Dalits - are absconding.
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.
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.
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.
Tension prevails in Bihar village after caste hatred leads to man's lynching, burning of huts in retaliation
Five people, including two women, from the Sahni community were arrested for the murder of Nagendra Paswan following a fierce group clash in the village in Vaishali district on Friday.
In a statement released by the Aam Aadmi Party, Gautam dubbed as unannounced emergency Tuesday's arrest of five rights activists who he said defend the Dalits in courts.
Vice president M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called upon religious leaders to head to villages and embrace Dalits and others of downtrodden sections.
Tarachand, 70, and his 18-year-old physically challenged daughter Suman were killed in the April 2010 arson attack on their house and a row of other Dalit houses in Mirchpur, near Chandigarh.
A van belonging to a Dalit man was parked on a road and when asked to remove it, he refused - which led to a clash between the Thakurs, the dominant caste in the village, and Dalits.
Attorney General K K Venugopal said creamy layer stopped affluent people from other backward classes from availing quota benefits and this cannot be made applicable to SCs and STs.
Widespread violence had taken place across the country during the bandh in which 11 lives were lost and several properties destroyed or damaged.
why OBC commission was not granted constitutional status during Congress rule, and non-construction of memorials where Ambedkar was born,
The bill provides that an investigating officer will not require the approval of any authority for the arrest of the accused booked under the SC/ST Act.
BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday advised Congress President Rahul Gandhi to give "some time to facts", accusing his party of treating Dalits with "patronising and condescending" attitude.
Rahul Gandhi accused PM Modi of having an anti-Dalit mindset as the opposition leader slammed the centre over atrocities against SC/ST.