Dalit Protests

Artificial Intelligence, GIS, big data helped in successful Bharat Bandh on April 2: US-based Dalit activists

Over the past few years, the group has used AI to harvest available data and those from platforms like Facebook to identify and target the groups to foment unrest against certain political groups.

published on : 17th April 2018

BSP chief Mayawati as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh had diluted SC/ST Act

As Chief Minister of country’s most populous state which has over 20 per cent Dalit population, issued at least two letters at a gap of six months modifying the SC/ST Act-1989.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Day after Bharat Bandh, Dalit politicians' houses targetted in Rajasthan's Karauli district; curfew imposed

A mob comprising nearly 5,000 people set ablaze the houses of sitting MLA Rajkumari Jatav and former MLA Bharosilal Jatav in Hindaun town.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Madhya Pradesh Dalit stir: Death toll rises to eight, one killed in police firing

The death toll in the violence that broke out during Dalit protests in Madhya Pradesh rose to eight with two more persons succumbing to injuries, officials said today.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Bharat Bandh: Eight killed as Dalits protest over Supreme Court's ruling on SC/ST Act

Protesters clashed with police in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Bihar and Odisha -- states where normal life was paralysed.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Under pressure after nation-wide Bharat bandh, Centre urges Supreme Court to recall order on SC/ST Act

The Central government moved the apex court to seek recall of its judgment that there would be no automatic arrest of an accused following a complaint under the SC/ST act.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Bharat Bandh against alleged dilution of SC/ST Act: 1,700 anti-riot police personnel sent to UP, MP, Rajasthan and Punjab

While eight companies of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) were sent to Uttar Pradesh, four companies were dispatched to Madhya Pradesh and three to Rajasthan, a Home Ministry official said.

published on : 2nd April 2018

One dead, 75 injured as Dalit protests turn violent, hit normal life in Uttar Pradesh; 448 people detained

Normal life was severely affected especially in western UP following widespread violent protests against alleged dilution of SC/ST Act by Supreme Court.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Dalit protests: 800 anti-riot policemen rushed to Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh

Two companies of Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have been sent to Meerut and one company each to Agra and Hapur (all in UP), a home ministry official said.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Aam Aadmi Party supports Dalit protests, demands ordinance

Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Monday expressed support for the protests by Dalit activists from various organisations against a Supreme Court ruling on the SC/ST Act.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Rahul Gandhi has no moral right to talk about Dalit issues, says Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan said that Congress did nothing for the Dalit community or its icon B R Ambedkar while the present government had done a lot.

published on : 2nd April 2018

SC/ST protests: About 100 trains affected, routes restored

The protesters blocked rail and road traffic and resorted to violence in Rajasthan, Odisha, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Bharat Bandh: Additional forces deployed in Rajasthan, internet suspended in some areas

The authorities also suspended mobile internet services and imposed section 144 in Barmer, Jalore, Sikar and Ahore following reports of violence there.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Punjab, Haryana and Himachal on standstill as protests by Dalits against Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act

The India-Pakistan bus service was also disrupted. The Lahore-bound bus from Delhi was stranded at Sirhind and the Delhi-bound bus from Lahore got stuck at Amritsar.

published on : 2nd April 2018

Bharat Bandh against SC/ST Act dilution ruling | UPDATES | Eight killed across nation; Centre buckles to pressure from Dalit groups

While the forces have been dispatched to UP, MP, Rajasthan and Punjab, MHA has asked all states to take preventive steps and maintain public order to ensure the safety of lives and property.

published on : 2nd April 2018