Dalit vote: Working out the caste arithmetic in Chhattisgarh

In a State with a predominantly tribal population, it’s the Dalit vote that can potentially decide the next government. The Dalit vote has become decisive with the Janata Congress Chhattisgarh, led by Ajit Jogi,... Read more »

Targetted As I’m Dalit: Punjab Minister After Row Over Improper Messages

As Opposition parties demanded the sacking Charanjit Singh Channi for allegedly sending inappropriate messages to a woman officer, the Punjab minister said Tuesday he was being targeted as he raised issues concerning... Read more »

#MeToo: The NGO Sector Systematically Silences Dalit, Tribal and Bahujan Voices

All the media time and reams of newsprint documenting the various #MeToo revelations in India will not make up for the decades of silence imposed upon women and girls who were subject... Read more »

Dalit politics not in sync with Dalit issues: Anand Teltumbde

Only if Dalits can build bridges among the oppressed classes across castes, then we can expect Dalits to have a future, hoped Dalit activist Anand Teltumbde, while talking to Aksheev Thakur and... Read more »

Shudras, not Aryans, built the Indus Valley Civilisation

Archaeological evidence shows that the first city to be built across the world – Harappa – came up in the Indian subcontinent around 2850- 2900 BC. The word Harappa sounds similar to the names given to divine figures... Read more »

Dr Anand Teltumbde, Dalit scholar to be key speaker at Ghadri mela

In the aftermath of the arrests of various Dalit scholars and historians for alleged Maoist links following the Bhima Koregaon violence, the ‘intolerance’ debate will reign heavy during the 27th Mela Ghadri... Read more »

Bhima Koregaon violence: Sudha Bharadwaj could be arrested, Pune court rejects bail application of other activists

A local court in Pune has rejected the bail applications of human rights activists Sudha Bharadwaj, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira . All the activists are currently under house arrest in relation to... Read more »

Replace ‘Dalit’ with ‘bahujan’ in books, suggests Delhi University’s academic panel

Delhi University’s (DU) standing committee for academic affairs on Wednesday recommended replacement of the word ‘Dalit’ with ‘bahujan’ or ‘ambedkarwadi’ in all the books being taught to students pursuing post graduation in... Read more »

Delhi University suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah’s books from MA Political Science syllabus, objects to use of word ‘Dalit’

The Delhi University on Wednesday recommended removing Dalit writer-activist Kancha Ilaiah’s books from its political science syllabus over their “controversial content”, while also suggesting to discontinue the use of the word ‘Dalit’... Read more »

The discrimination Dalits and Muslims face in India

How much discrimination do Dalits and Muslims face in their daily lives? A new study by Payal Hathi of the Research Institute for Compassionate Economics, and others, uses mobile phone survey data... Read more »

Sabarimala: A 43-year-old rights activist dalit woman blocked by a group of pilgrims at Erumely

A 43-year-old rights activist from Nedumkunnam, Bindu, failed to make her way to Sabarimala following protests on Monday. She was blocked by a group of pilgrims at Erumely in the forenoon. A... Read more »

70-Year-old Dalit Woman Branded as Witch and Tongue Chopped Off in Bihar; Manhunt on for Trio

A 70-year-old woman’s tongue was chopped off after she was branded a witch in a Bihar village in Rohtas district, police said on Monday. Rajkali Devi was attacked in Redia village with... Read more »

Who is Manju, the Dalit woman devotee who wants to enter Sabarimala?

Manju, hailing from Kollam, is on the verge of making history for being the first woman to enter the Sabarimala temple, although huge odds are stacked against her. If she enters Sabarimala,... Read more »

How long before Dalit Bahujan Adivasi women can say #MeToo?

Rajeshwari (name changed) a Dalit girl from Abdullapurmet was only 22 when she was forced to take up work in a sweet shop to provide financial assistance to her family. Her work-timings,... Read more »

Social boycott’ of dalits in Haryana village: Submit fresh status report by Dec 6, Pb Hry HC tells Hisar DC

After submission of reports by two Court Commissioners on the alleged social boycott of Dalits in Bhatla village of Hisar district, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has now directed the Deputy... Read more »

Dalit family seeks nod for euthanasia(Mercy Killing) from President, PM for land allotment

A Dalit family of Delvada village in Gir Somnath has written to President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that they be allowed euthanasia as the state government “has failed to... Read more »

Attempt to destroy centuries-old custom: Kerala Tribals on Sabarimala issue

Tribals living in the hills around Sabarimala alleged that the government and the Travancore Devaswom Board were trying to demolish centuries-old customs by allowing entry of women in the 10-50 age group... Read more »

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 »