HP Congress to hold Dalit rally in Mandi soon: HPCC chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

The Himachal Congress will soon hold a state-level rally in Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur’s hometown Mandi against the ruling BJP’s “anti-Dalit” policies, HPCC chief Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said Tuesday. Talking to... Read more »

Three held for objecting to appointment of a Dalit cook in school

Three people were arrested for allegedly objecting to the appointment of a Dalit woman as a cook in a government school in Salem district, months after another woman faced a similar opposition... Read more »

Bhim Sena will build masjid if SC’s judgment comes in favour of Babri Masjid

If Supreme Court judgment comes in favour of Babri Masjid, Bhim Sena members will themselves build masjid. Told Bhim Sena national president Rajender Maan Ji. He told this while addressing a Dalit... Read more »

After BSP minister’s exit, Karnataka CM meets Dalit leaders to discuss Justice Sadashiva panel report

Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Friday met Dalit leaders over implementation of internal reservation for Scheduled Castes as recommended by the 2012 Justice Sadashiva Commission Report. “We will study the Justice... Read more »

Dalit leaders have failed to acknowledge Ram Manohar Lohia’s work on social justice

Not just Babasaheb Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi, independent India must also carry forward the legacy of a third leader, Ram Manohar Lohia, as an icon of radical struggle for social justice. As... Read more »

At Japan Convention, Dalit and Burakumin People Forge Solidarity

While the media is still abuzz with stories of the World Hindu Congress that was organised in Chicago last month, a lesser discussed, yet important event took place in the history of... Read more »

Uttar Pradesh: Denied installation of idol in temple, 100 Dalit families threaten conversion

Around 100 Dalit families in Meerut’s Mussourie village have threatened to convert after they were allegedly stopped by local goons, from installing Goddess Kali’s idol in the village temple on Wednesday. The... Read more »

Dalit scholar from Mysore University evicted from hostel for pointing out administrative irrregularities, forced to live in corridors

For the last one week, Mahesh Sosle, a PhD student at the University of Mysore has been forced to live in the corridors of the hostel after getting “kicked out” for pointing... Read more »

Dalit priest Yadhukrishnan in favour of restricting women’s entry into Sabarimala

Yadhukrishnan, who scripted history by becoming the first Dalit priest in the Travancore Devaswom Board, favours the restriction on women at the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple. He said the restriction on women in... Read more »

New alliance of Dalit and Bahujan parties launched in Telangana

National Coordinator for Dalitha Sangharshana Samithi (DSS) Nalla Radhakrishna said that all Dalit and Bahujan parties would unite and form an alliance in Telangana for the upcoming elections. Radhakrishna participated in a... Read more »