Lynch mobs turned Lord Ram’s name into murder cry: Nusrat Jahan

July 25 (IANS) Trinamool MP Nusrat Jahan says so-called “cow vigilantes” have turned Lord Ram’s name into a murder cry and has appreciated members of civil society groups speaking up for human life.... Read more »

Bhim Army chief gives cops the slip, reaches Sonebhadra

July 24 (IANS) Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar ‘Azad’ defied all police arrangements and quietly sneaked in the Umbha village in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday to meet the victims of... Read more »

‘Why crime against Dalits not terrorism?’

Credits: newindianexpress.com“There have been 479 crimes against Dalits reported in the past 10 years in the country, but why have we always called it an ‘’honour killing’’, and not associated it with... Read more »

Congress facing existential crisis in Telangana

July 23 (IANS) The Telangana Assembly has nearly become ‘Congress-mukt’ with the defection of 12 of its legislators to ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), even as one more Congress MLA has announced plans... Read more »

Dalit killings in Gujarat rise but leave MLAs cold

Incidents of murder, rape and violent attacks on Dalits have increased alarmingly during the three decades of BJP rule in Gujarat  Credits: nationalheraldindia.comMahatma Gandhi had expressed the desire to be born in... Read more »

Yogi blames Congress for Sonebhadra carnage, flays Priyanka

July 21 (IANS) UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday blamed the Congress for the Sonebhadra caste carnage and said the “sins committed by the Congress” led to suffering in this village. The... Read more »

BJP trying to suppress democracy, says Rahul Gandhi

July 20 (IANS) Outgoing Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath government of trying to suppress democracy by cutting the electricity and water supply at the Chunar guest house,... Read more »

Supreme Court stays SC/ST case against forest officer

July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday stayed proceeedings in a case registered under the SC/ST Act against a Telangana woman forest officer, who was attacked by a mob allegedly led by... Read more »

NRC in Assam: Re-verification sought by 25 lakh people

July 20 (IANS) After nearly 41 lakh people in Assam were left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), about 25 lakh people have sent a petition to the Centre for... Read more »

Mob lynches man in Alwar for accidentally hitting a woman with bike

Credits: newsd.inIn yet another case of mob violence in the state, a man was beaten to death by the angry mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar reportedly in the wake of a road accident. As per... Read more »

Lok Sabha passes Protection of Human Rights Bill

July 19 (IANS A Bill to protect the rights of “right people”, including vulnerable, farmers and financially backward persons, was on Friday passed in the Lok Sabha with voice vote. The Protection... Read more »

Stringent laws sought to end ‘honour killings’

Credits: thehindu.comThe country needs stringent legislation to put an end to the so-called ‘honour killings’, a blot on democratic society, opined a round-table conference organised by the CPI(M)-led Kula Vivaksha Porata Samiti and the... Read more »

They said wearing white clothes won’t hide my caste’: Dalit artist alleges harassment by Kerala cops

Credits: thenewsminute.comThiruvananthapuram-based percussionist K Satheesh is an award winning chenda melam artist. However, on July 14, he was allegedly at the receiving end of caste-based harassment by the police – a shameful... Read more »

Nails plucked, threatened with electrocution, immolation: Rajasthan custodial rape victim recounts horror

Credits: indiatoday.in A Dalit woman from Churu has made serious allegations against the Rajasthan Police, claiming that police officers plucked her nails, raped her, assaulted her with sticks for days. Chilling details... Read more »

RSS ‘angry, upset’ over BJP leaders’ conduct

July 16 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is said to be “very angry and upset” over the growing tendency of BJP leaders to make uncalled for and controversial remarks that only serve... Read more »

Founder of Dalit Panthers Raja Dhale dead

July 16 (IANS) Well-known author Raja Dhale, who was one of the founders of the Dalit Panthers in 1972, passed away here early on Tuesday, family sources said. Dhale was 79. He breathed... Read more »

Yogi orders probe into BJP MLA’s daughter’s marriage case

 July 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday asked senior party leaders and officials to submit a report on the controversy surrounding the marriage of BJP MLA Rajesh Misra’s daughter... Read more »

Bareilly couple’s marriage valid: Allahabad HC

July 15 (IANS) The Allahabad High Court on Monday held that the marriage of Sakshi Misra, daughter of BJP MLA Rajesh Misra, and Ajitesh Kumar was ‘valid’. The court directed the state government... Read more »

Muslims, Dalits to apply for arms licenses

July 15 (IANS) Muslims, Dalits and tribals will now start applying for arms licenses for self-defence, following increase in incidents of mob lynching. The pan-India movement will commence from Lucknow on July 26.... Read more »

Athawale appreciates Haryana for work to uplift scheduled castes

July 14 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Sunday appreciated the work undertaken by Haryana for families belonging to scheduled castes and backward classes. He said... Read more »