Caste discrimination

Politico threatens Irular tribals for taking shelter at temple

A group of Irulars from a settlement near Kancheepuram alleged they are being threatened by a DMK functionary for taking shelter in a temple nearby to escape rains and mosquitoes.

published on : 26th November 2021

Temple priest ‘harasses’ SC youth 

In the video of the incident that is doing rounds on social media, the priest of Mukteswar temple in Andhoti village can be seen yelling at the youth for entering the temple.

published on : 20th November 2021

Awareness programme on caste discrimination held to sensitise people in Krishnagiri

The action follows a TNIE report on November 12 about an SC woman having been barred from cooking at an anganwadi centre at Gesthur village in Manjukondapalli panchayat.

published on : 16th November 2021

Defying discrimination, SC community leaders enter Kerala's Jatadhari temple

PKS district president M K Panicker, secretary B M Pradeep, joint secretaries Chandran Kokkal and S Sheni — all from Scheduled Caste communities — took the 18-step stairway to the temple.

published on : 16th November 2021

Tribal youth ‘who can’t drive’ slapped with car theft case in Kerala, put behind bars

Here’s a story that bears similarities with the plight of the marginalised communities portrayed in the recent Tamil movie ‘Jai Bhim’.

published on : 13th November 2021

Test asks students to specify caste category, draws flak

The test was conducted by the NAS cell of CBSE across the State, except in Chennai and a few other districts due to the rains, at select government and private schools.

published on : 13th November 2021

Krishnagiri: SC woman barred from cooking in anganwadi

A scheduled caste woman has allegedly been barred from cooking in an anganwadi centre functioning out of a building owned by a caste Hindu in a remote tribal hamlet in the district.

published on : 12th November 2021

SC researcher calls off fast after MGU accepts demands

The PhD scholar said she decided to withdraw her protest after her demands were accepted by the varsity authorities.

published on : 9th November 2021

Despite removal of prof, MGU Dalit research student to continue protest

Earlier, when all mediation talks to settle the indefinite hunger strike failed, the state government came up with the assurance of its intervention in addressing the issues raised by the student. 

published on : 7th November 2021

Protesting Mahatma Gandhi University researcher accuses colleague of sexual harassment

The research scholar, who had launched the hunger strike in front of the university on October 29, told reporters the sexual harassment happened in 2014.

published on : 4th November 2021

Invoke SC/ST Act only when crime is caste-based: Karnataka HC

Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar said that it is not as though in every crime, if the victim happens to be a member of SC or ST communities, it is an offence under Section 3 of the Act.

published on : 4th November 2021

This temple in Kasaragod remains shut for three years after 'untouchables' demand dignity

More than eight decades after the Temple Entry Proclamation, the untouchables' cannot take the 18-step stairway to the temple or directly drop money in the offertory plate!

published on : 31st October 2021

Steel barriers raised to kill Schedule Castes' bus dream in Tamil Nadu's Tiruvallur?

The SC families, who live in a village named Perathur, at present have to walk about three kilometres to board a bus.

published on : 31st October 2021

Associate professor alleges caste discrimination at MIDS

“With utter dismay and anguish I am expressing my absolute disquiet about the undemocratic governance of our institute.

published on : 26th October 2021

Caste no bar on burial grounds, orders Madras HC

The Madras High Court decreed there should be no discrimination against marginalised sections of the society in providing access to burial grounds. 

published on : 24th October 2021
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