No relief for activists, SC sets aside Bombay HC order

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave no relief to five activists named in the Bhima Koregaon caste violence case and set aside a Bombay High Court order allowing... Read more »

‘Equality, empowerment needed for Dalit women’

There is hardly any change in human behaviour towards fellow humans even in 21st century, said B Rajasekhar, principal secretary of the Agriculture department while addressing 13th annual conference of Dalit Sthree... Read more »

Dalit Policeman’s Wedding Procession Attacked in Rajasthan

A Dalit policeman’s wedding procession or baraat was attacked, allegedly by upper caste Rajput men, on Saturday in Dugar village of Rajasthan. The police registered a case on Sunday. Some people have been detained... Read more »

Ramachandra Guha hails Principal for quitting after bar on Mevani

 (IANS) Noted historian Ramachandra Guha on Tuesday heaped praise on the Principal and Vice Principal of a reputed Ahmedabad college for resigning in protest against the denial of permission by the college trustees... Read more »

Akhilesh stopped from going to Allahabad University

Lucknow, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was on Tuesday prevented from taking a flight to attend an event organised by the Students Union at Allahabad University, triggering a... Read more »

Gujarat college principal quits after trustees recall Jignesh Mevani invite

Source:hindustantimes.comThe principal of Ahmedabad’s H K Arts College, Hemantkumar Shah, resigned on Monday after his decision to invite Dalit leader and independent MLA Jignesh Mevani as chief guest to the college’s annual function was... Read more »

Mayawati “‘Chowkidaar’, not national security important for BJP”

Lucknow, Feb 11 (IANS) BSP leader Mayawati on Monday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and accused him of giving himself self-importance at the cost of national security. In a... Read more »

Uttar Pradesh: A cakewalk for none

Source:dnaindia.comMayawati and Akhilesh have sealed the deal for the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) which sends the highest number of Members to Parliament. BJP swept the state in 2014 riding on Modi... Read more »

Parks, statues in UP a tribute to Dalit heroes: Mayawati

Source: newindianexpress.comA day after Chief Justice of India slammed Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati over her statue splurge, which cost Rs 1,400 crore of public money, the former chief minister took... Read more »

Milind Kamble, chairman of Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI)

Source:indianexpress.comThe Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI) will take the Centre’s ambitious ‘Stand Up India’ scheme to the Maoist belt across Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to promote... Read more »

RSS footsoldiers march to seize BSP’s Dalit base

Source:firstpost.comA year ago, a pole was dug deep into the muddy vastness of Meerut’s Jagriti Vihar, a huge ground in this crowded western Uttar Pradesh city. One giant saffron flag went up... Read more »

Dalits | Still Far From Feeling Appeased

Source:indiatoday.inIn 2014, Dalit votes contributed significantly to the BJP’s Lok Sabha triumph. However, in the past four years, the Narendra Modi-led Centre and several state BJP governments have been acc­used of being... Read more »

No political party in the country understands Dalit youths’ aspirations

Source: hindustantimes.comWhat do the Dalit youth want? The standard political wisdom seems to be still stuck in the 1980s and has missed the rapid sociopolitical change in the post-liberalisation era. The demography... Read more »

Over 600 international scholars sign a statement of support for Dr. Anand Teltumbde

Feb 06, Over 600 international scholars, from every major University in North America and Europe – right from Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, Chicago, Penn, Cornell, MIT to Oxford, UCL,... Read more »

Kejriwal “Government studying Kanhaiya Kumar’s charge sheet”

New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) A day after the court slammed the Delhi government for sitting on a file seeking clearance to prosecute former student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a... Read more »

Dalit Literature Festival: A Space for the Assertion of India’s Marginalised Writers

We are accustomed to literature festivals around the country and their ability to gather large audiences interested in understanding the developments in Indian literature and meet authors, thinkers and writers over book... Read more »

Untouchability continues even after 70 years of Independence, Dalit Sarpanch forced to sit on ground

Source:siasat.comEven after 70 years of Indian Independence, the practice of untouchability still continues. In one such incident, discriminating attitude was observed when the meeting of Gram Panchayat was held at Pedari Pahad... Read more »

Punjab’s marginalised communities struggle for their right to cultivate common lands

Source: downtoearth.org.inBant Kaur is content with life. On a chilly January morning, the 50-something widow is busy feeding luscious green fodder to her buffalo, milking it and cooking for her 15-year-old son... Read more »

Don’t delay sanction against Kanhaiya Kumar, Delhi government told

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) A Delhi court on Wednesday told the Delhi Government not to sit on the file seeking sanction to proceed in a case of sedition against former JNU student... Read more »

How Has The Indian Government Failed Dalit Women?

Source: feminisminindia.com Today, India celebrates its 70th Republic Day. But has the Indian Republic served its Dalit women citizens well? By all development indices, Dalit women continue to have some of the... Read more »