Serious irregularities alleged in distribution of land to Dalits

A section of Dalits of Attukulam near Melur have alleged irregularities in the allocation of 9.25 acres of land acquired in the village by Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare (ADTW) department in... Read more »

BJP sends legal notice to ex-MLA for his Dalit remarks against Party

The BJP’s Jammu unit on Thursday issued a defamation notice to expelled party leader Gagan Bhagat, who served as an MLA, for his remarks against the leadership, saying “the party was going... Read more »

OBC Representation in Central Jobs Less Than Actual Quota: Government

The government said on Wednesday that the representation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the central services is less than the percentage of quota reserved since 1993. Union minister of state... Read more »

At Jharkhand hearing, Adivasis describe how Aadhaar is a barrier to accessing food, pensions

On Thursday, Jirua Parhaian and Dhaneshwar Parhaiya sat in front of the large crowd that had gathered to take stock of the effectiveness of public schemes in Jharkhand’s Manika block, under which... Read more »

Life-size sculptures to honour Dalit struggles

25 statues will document the history of confrontation against caste oppression in Tamil Nadu In the small village of Vanjinagaram near Melur in Tamil Nadu, stands a sculpture of a man called... Read more »

Eight-year-old Dalit girl ‘raped’, murdered in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar

An eight-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Pagariya region of Jhalawar on Wednesday, police said. Jhalawar police said that a Dalit girl of Nolai village in Pagariya region of... Read more »

JK BJP ‘anti-Dalit’, I was victimized for being one, says expelled BJP leader

Days after the BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit expelled ex-MLA Gagan Bhagat, he accused the saffron party of being ‘anti-Dalit’ and alleged he was victimised for being one. He claimed that the... Read more »

BJP lost the Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan states

ajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh are no ordinary states. These states are very important in the larger scheme of things for the BJP-RSS. In the last two decades, these states have seen several BJP governments – BJP ruled Madhya Pradesh... Read more »

Villuvandi bangs the drum for Adivasi cause

A convention of Dalits, Adivasis and other marginalised sections of society to be held at Erumely in Kottayam district on December 16 has a slew of supporters among the artists fraternity. Around... Read more »

Congress Achieved Electoral Success Through Deceit, Dismisses his Lord Hanuman ‘Dalit Caste’ comment: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday alleged that Congress achieved electoral success through deceit. Addressing the media during his Patna’s Mahavir temple, Adityanath said, “The Congress’ lies will start unravelling... Read more »