“Unpaid work” and sexual violence as a social norm in rural Rajasthan

54.4% of women it had interviewed were beaten up as and when they attempted to leave house without permission, while in 86.4% cases they were harshly criticized for this type of “disrespect”... Read more »

Jesus statue, 14 crosses destroyed in “unscheduled demolition drive” near Bengaluru

“We had been praying at this very spot for about 20 years when the (then Congress-led) state government officially gave us the land to us six years ago for free. It is wrong... Read more »

Barmer SP removed, SHO suspended after Dailt death in police custody

Jaipur, Feb 28 (IANS) Barmer SP Sharat Choudhary was removed from his post late last night after SHO Deep Singh was suspended over a Dalit youth’s death in custody, police said on... Read more »

Interfaith couple in UP seeks police help on social media

Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 28 (IANS) In what seems to be a repeat of last year’s inter-caste love story involving BJP MLA’s daughter and a Dalit man, an interfaith couple from Uttar... Read more »

Dalits attacked by 300 men in UP village, 13 upper-caste men arrested

Source: Sabrangindia.in At the Mangta village in Kanpur Dehat, Uttar Pradesh a mob of more than 300 men of the Thakur community allegedly attacked the Dalit community on February 13 injuring more... Read more »

Political storm over torture of Dalit youths in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 20 (IANS) A viral video showing two Dalit youths in Rajasthan being beaten and tortured and a screwdriver being inserted into the rectum of one of the victims, has snowballed... Read more »

UP BJP MLA’s son accused of assaulting Dalit employee

Feb 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh’s son Hazari Singh has been accused of beating a Dalit employee. The incident took place on Wednesday and hundreds of tehsil office employees staged... Read more »

Dalit Girl Alleges Sexual Harrassment by 3 Youths in Muzaffarnagar

Source: NEWS18 Police said the incident happened at Bhabisa Village under Kandhla Police Station on Tuesday when the girl was going to the brick kiln site with lunch for her kin. Muzaffarnagar,... Read more »

Shah targets Hemant Soren govt over killing of 7 tribals

Ranchi, Feb 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday targeted the Hemant Soren government in Jharkhand over the brutal killing of seven tribal people in West Singhbhum district in January.... Read more »

Dalit youth attacked with trident for not washing hands

Ballia (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 17 (IANS) A Dalit youth was attacked with a trident by four youths for touching food without washing his hands in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district. The incident took... Read more »

Chotila rape: Accused sent to police remand

Source: Ahmedabad Mirror Feb 14, A day after Chotila police arrested headmaster of a school reportedly for raping a Dalit student, accused Batuk Bhatti was sent to two days in police remand.... Read more »

Gujatat: Principal Rapes, Molests Dalit Minor for Year, Victim Attempts Suicide

Source: NEWS CLICK A 16-year-old dalit girl slashed her wrist in an attempt to commit suicide on February 12 at Chotila, Surendranagar district after allegedly being raped twice and molested multiple times... Read more »

Social Boycott, a powerful oppressive tool to perpetuate caste hierarchies in Gujarat

Source: Counterurrents.org By Vidya Bhushan Rawat Una taluka of the Gir Somnath district in Gujarat is notorious for the violence against the Dalits. Most of them actually are landless and work as... Read more »

Positive Apex Court verdict amidst ‘sharp rise’ in atrocity cases against Dalits, Adivasis

Source: Counterview.net Even as welcoming the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Constitutional validity of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act (PoA Amendment Act), civil rights organizations... Read more »

OBR campaign to raise awareness on violence against women

New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Over 40 Delhi-based organisations have come together under the umbrella “One Billion Rising Campaign” (OBR) to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. It organised a... Read more »

Dalit seer upset over being ‘ignored’ in temple trust

Azamgarh, Feb 7 (IANS) The first Dalit seer to be appointed Mahamandaleshwar of Juna Akhara in six centuries, Mahant Kanhaiya Prabhunand Giri, is upset over not being ‘included’ by the Central government... Read more »

Students ransack Dalit wedding reception in MP

Gwalior, Feb 4 (IANS) Provocative disruption of a Dalit familys wedding by upper caste students of a hostel on Monday night has led to tension in Gwalior with ‘Safai Karmis’ (cleaning staff)... Read more »

‘BJP leaders in power are strengthening caste system’

Source: The Hindu Feb 3 “We the people of India are in the worst conditions under anti-Dalit rulers in the Union government,” said artist and activist K.T. Shivaprasad. Speaking at a seminar... Read more »

21-yr-old man held for ‘abducting’ a girl in Amreli

Source: in.news Gujarat, Feb 3 According to police, the accused has been identified as Ajay Mehta (31), a worker employed at a diamond polishing factory in Amreli. (Representational Image) Police arrested a... Read more »

Upper Caste Men Stopped Dalit Students of Rajasthan Govt School from Celebrating R-Day

Source: News18 In a letter released on social media, principal Dheer Singh Meena claimed that members of the upper caste and OBC community harassed and intimidated them, also stopping them from conducting... Read more »