HC notice to Centre over death penalty under SC/ST Act

(IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed by a law student challenging the constitutionality of mandatory death sentence prescribed under a provision of... Read more »

Manual scavenging, social exclusion of past even today play crucial role India’s sanitation outcome

Feb 21, Why have government latrines been rejected by villagers for at least the last seventy years? The social scientists at the 1956 Ministry of Health conference discussed many possible reasons, including... Read more »

Dalit, Muslim livelihood disproportionately affected by attacks in the name of cow protection

Feb 20, The cow protection movement is hurting farmers and herders, and impacting their right to a livelihood. M.L. Parihar, a Rajasthan-based author and expert on animal husbandry, said the country’s economy... Read more »

Half of non-Dalits in Rajasthan, UP, one third in Delhi report “practicing” untouchability

Feb 20, A recent paper “Open defecation: Manual scavenging’s legacy in rural India” by Payal Hathi and Diane Coffey of the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics, has undertaken a mobile phone survey, called... Read more »

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra key for BJP in LS polls

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra, the electorally major states where the BJP had done exceedingly well in the 2014 elections, could hold the key to the party returning... Read more »

The IITs have a long history of systematically othering Dalit students

Source:theprint.inll these universities seem to be following the same playbook on how to exclude Dalits. The academic performance of the students seems to be less important than their lower caste status. Ragging,... Read more »

Literature lovers, Dalit activists and students discussed issues of identity at the Dalit Literature Festival

Source:thehindu.comIt was a foggy winter morning that heralded the launch of the Dalit Literature Festival, with the cheery laughter of the assembled crowd mingling with the rising steam from numerous cups of... Read more »

‘Coming Out as Dalit — A Memoir’ review: A Dalit who stopped being a ‘brahmin’

Source::thehindu.comA personal story becomes a powerful social commentary against everyday casteism that often goes unchallenged Memoirs by Dalit writers tend to be documents of suffering. They are testaments of the atrocities heaped... Read more »

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra key for BJP in LS polls

(IANS) Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra, the electorally major states where the BJP had done exceedingly well in the 2014 elections, could hold the key to the party returning to power in the... Read more »

Dalit boy ‘beaten up’ by classmates

Source: tribuneindia.comA Dalit student of Class X at a private school in the nearby Badali village was allegedly beaten up by students. The boy sustained injuries and became unconscious. He was admitted... Read more »