Dalit activists organise second ‘Villuvandi Yatra’ in Kerala in wake of Sabarimala protests

2018 marks the 125th anniversary of the famous ‘Villuvandi (ox-wagon) Yatra’ of Mahatma Ayyankali in Kerala. In commemoration of the historic event, a group of Dalit activists organised a second ‘Villuvandi Yatra’... Read more »

SC/ST panel threatens strike, legal action

A delegation of State government employees belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities on Monday set the authorities a 48-hour window to implement the consequential seniority Act that provides for reservation... Read more »

Suicides in Navodaya schools: 49 in 5 years, half of them Dalit and tribal students

awahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), the central government’s pace-setting residential schools for talented rural children, have had close to 50 suicides on campus in just five years, an investigation by The Indian Express... Read more »

Mevani calls for concerted effort to defeat NDA

Charging the Narendra Modi government with all-round failure, Dalit activist and Independent MLA from Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani, has called for a concerted effort by all socialist-secular forces to defeat the BJP-led NDA... Read more »

Dalit bodies plan show of strength at Bhima-Koregaon

Dalit organisations from across the country are planning a show of strength on New Year’s Day at Bhima-Koregaon, a year after attacks on members of the community sparked off riots in different... Read more »

BJP-RSS ‘Adopting’ Hanuman: Bid to Win Dalit, Tribal Votes in 2019

Lord Hanuman has found himself facing a serious identity crisis, thanks to the imaginative theories of the Hindu right-wing. By now, Hanuman has been called ‘Jat’, ‘Dalit’, ‘Muslim’ and ‘tribal’. But what... Read more »

They write PM Modi, but just Kovind: What Pa Ranjith said about caste discrimination

Kaala director Pa Ranjith points to what he says is a difference in press coverage about President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to underline the problem of caste discrimination... Read more »

Two IIT-R profs booked for ‘sexual harassment’

Two professors at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT-R) have been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a Dalit research scholar, using casteist remarks against her and assaulting her. The 27-year-old woman had... Read more »

‘Manuvaad Mukt Bharat’, Demands Dalit Protest March

In the heart of Lutyens Delhi, Marching from Mandi House to Parliament Street hundreds of activists, scholars and members of the Dalit community sounded the poll bugle demanding the defeat of Manuvaadi... Read more »

‘Will not rest until DalitChristians get their due’

Andhra Pradesh, Dec. 20 Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday said that he would stand by the Christian community till the Dalit Christians are accorded the status of Scheduled Castes. Speaking... Read more »