Mayawati calls off alliance with SP, says BSP will go solo in all elections

Credits: zeenews.india.comBahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday announced that her party will no longer contest elections in alliance with Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party. She said that the decision was taken... Read more »

An ode to a Dalit icon

Credits: newindianexpress.comPoykayil Appachan was a revolutionary Dalit leader and social reformer who hailed from Eraviperoor near Tiruvalla. A poet, he used carefully crafted songs for their social emancipation and also led a... Read more »

#DontSayBhangi petition gets over 62,000 signatures

June 22 (IANS) #DontSayBhangi, a petition unveiled on the social media by the team of Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer “Article 15” to urge people to stop casual usage of the word ‘bhangi’, has been signed... Read more »

BJP will now target Yadav, Jatav votes in UP

June 22 (IANS) After reducing the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party to virtual non-players in state as well as national politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh is now... Read more »

Vigil Against Fascism and Hindu-Supremacy in India: Resisting Modi 2.0

Credits: milligazette.comAt Vigil outside the Indian High Commission, in London progressive South Asians and their allies, vowed to stand with all India’s minorities and marginalised communities and individuals facing persecution, to honour... Read more »

12-year-old Dalit Girl Abducted While Sleeping, Later Killed in UP

Credits: news18.comA 12-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and later killed while she was sleeping with her family members outside their house in a village here, police said on Friday. The incident took... Read more »

Dalits not allowed to use footwear in this Mysuru village

Credits: newindianexpress.comRattehalli village near Mysuru may be famous world over for the presence of the advanced uranium enrichment plant, a jewel in the crown for modern India, however, upper caste people in... Read more »

Child deaths by AES continue; doctors, officials clueless

June 19 (IANS) Children have been dying in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and neighbouring districts due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for over a fortnight, but doctors and heath officials are still in dark about... Read more »

Dalit activists embrace Buddhism as protest against Gundlupet attack

Progressive activists and Dalits turned up in large numbers at Gundlupet town in Chamarajanagar district on Tuesday to condemn the incident of a Dalit youth being thrashed, stripped and paraded naked. Hundreds... Read more »

Caste Hindu Strips Dalit Boy, Forces Him to Sit on Hot Tiles for Entering Temple

Credits: The Wire In a shocking incident, an eight-year-old boy, belonging to Matang (a scheduled caste in Maharashtra) community, was stripped naked and forced to sit on a hot, burning tiles at... Read more »

Provide basic amenities to dalit residents, officials told during weekly grievance day meeting

Credits: The HinduDravida Tamizhar Katchi has urged the district administration to provide basic amenities to 200-odd Dalit residents, who are living in Pattanam Panchayat for 10 years. The outfit’s south district secretary... Read more »

Dalit man in UP charred to death post India-Pak match

June 17 (IANS) A young man was charred to death when his hut with a thatched roof went up in flames early on Monday. The incident took place in Rampur Bela village. The... Read more »

Congress not to ally with Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi in Maharashtra Assembly polls

Credits: dnaindia.comTo counter the Prakash Ambedkar-led Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), the Congress has prepared the plan-B that will help them to regain them the Dalit, tribal and minority vote bank ahead of... Read more »

Activists take out rally in Mandya

Credits: The HinduCondemning the alleged atrocity on a Dalit youth at Kabbekatte of Gundlupet taluk of Chamarajanagar recently, the Mandya unit of the Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) staged a demonstration here on... Read more »

Social sector seeks fiscal sops in Budget

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The social sector has sought several proactive steps from the Finance Minister including promoting social entrepreneurship amongst the young population, fiscal incentives for recycling of waste water and... Read more »

Dalit Movements felicitate two elected Dalit MPs from Tamil Nadu

Source: Of the seven elected MPs from Tamil Nadu, two MPs are from the Dalit community from VCK (Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi). These two MPS Dr Thol. Thirumaavalavan,M.A., B.L., P.hD,  President  Viduthalai... Read more »

Caste Hindus say ‘no’ to Dalit anganwadi workers at Valayapatti in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district

Credits: The HinduOn June 3, M. Annalaksmi received an order from the Madurai Collector’s office confirming her appointment as anganwadi worker in her village Valayapatti. Ms. Annalakshmi, a Scheduled Caste woman, appointed as a... Read more »

IIT Gandhinagar’s Opaque Admission Norms: Bias Against SC/ST Candidates?

Source: By Ujjawal Krishnam RTI reveals that several seats reserved for dalits and adivasis remain vacant in programmes in which admissions are internally regulated by IIT Gandhinagar. Indian Institutes of Technology, widely... Read more »

India hiding disparities, ‘under-reporting’ figures of workers in stigmatized jobs

Source: By Sumeet Mhaskar The scale of workforce employed in stigmatized occupations is enormous and each of the industries holds significant positions in the economy. For instance, in India there are ‘more than... Read more »

Dalit youth Elavarasan committed suicide: panel

Source: The Hindu The Justice S.R. Singaravelu Commission of Inquiry has concluded that Dalit youth E. Elavarasan committed suicide by throwing himself before a train in Dharmapuri on July 4, 2013. The... Read more »