Bengaluru women’s anti-CAA sit-in extended to 48 hours

Jan 24 (IANS) Several women have completed a 24-hour protest here against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and are going strong to stretch it to 48 hours. “More than a thousand women gathered... Read more »

Dalit, OBC kids to get admission in Atal residential schools

Jan 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that children of Dalit/backward communities, labourers and workers will be admitted to the Atal Residential Schools in the state. Yogi Adityanath made... Read more »

BSP may dent prospects of AAP, BJP in Delhi

Jan 23 (IANS) With an eye on Dalit votes, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has put up 70 candidates in Delhi which has a 25 lakh Dalit population and 12 reserved seats. The... Read more »

Jauhar university’s 104 bigha land seized in Rampur

Jan 23 (IANS) The district administration of Rampur, on Wednesday, seized 104-bigha land inside the Mohammad Ali Jauhar University campus on the directions of revenue board court in Prayagraj. The university was built... Read more »

Why’s PM not listening to Shaheen Bagh’s man ki baat: Azad

Jan 22 (IANS) With crowd at Shaheen Bagh cheering him on Wednesday, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad sharpened his attack on the Prime Minister, saying “if the PM can do ‘Mann ki baat,’... Read more »

MP BJP slams Kamal Nath’s MP govt for ‘apathetic approach’ in Dalit man burning case

Source: Republic World BJP continued its attack on the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh for “apathetic approach” in the case of a 24-year-old Dalit man who was set alight The BJP has continued its... Read more »

Amit Shah claiming that Anti-CAA voices are anti-Dalit

Bengaluru, Jan 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday at a meeting here said that anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) voices are anti-Dalit. “Seventy per cent of these refugees are Dalits.... Read more »

Rape of Dalit Girl Exposes the Grim Reality of Gujarat Model

Source: The Quint Even as the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case were granted death warrants, another gang rape and murder case has come to light in Gujarat. The only... Read more »

Three, including a temple priest, booked for attacking dalit man in Uttar Pradesh

Source: THEWEEK The police have registered a case against three persons, including the priest of a temple, for allegedly beating a dalit man in Ballia, officials said on Friday. “On the basis... Read more »

‘Tripura to be made “drug free”, dip in crime against women’

Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken up an ambitious action plan to make the state free of drug-addiction while the government’s proactive steps have reduced crimes against women, Tripura... Read more »

No ILP in Assam will cause challenge for CAA implementation

By Rajnish Singh New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) As the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) came into force this week, its implementation in northeast, especially in Assam, would be the real test... Read more »

Bru crisis ends, pact signed for their settlement in Tripura

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) An agreement to end the 22-year-old Bru refugee crisis was signed on Thursday to settle over 30,000 people belonging to 5,300 families of the community in Tripura... Read more »

Jharkhand Cong MLAs discuss cabinet berths with Sonia, Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Newly elected Congress legislators of Jharkhand met Sonia and Rahul Gandhi here on Friday amid talk of cabinet expansion in the state which is likely to take... Read more »

Swatantra Dev Singh to be elected unopposed as UP BJP chief

Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) UP BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh is all set to be elected unopposed to his post. He is the sole candidate to have filed nomination for the post... Read more »

How CAA is different from Citizenship Act 1955

By Rajnish Singh (19:26)  New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) contains amendments to five major grounds mentioned in the Citizenship Act, 1955. The CAA aims to provide Indian... Read more »

Helping turn around tribal economy in Vidarbha by putting natives in charge of levers of development

Source: By Moin Qazi Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead A highly... Read more »

Rohith Vemula March: The Caste Turn for Student Delhites?

Source: By NP Ashley Jan 16, Delhi is a city that has naturalised caste: a gardener believes he is born to be a gardener; a maid believes she was born to... Read more »

Rihai Manch President finally walks out of jail

Source: He was granted bail on Wednesday after being arrested by the UP police and sent to an unidentified location 27 days after being arrested from his residence, senior lawyer and... Read more »

Indian bishops pleased Supreme Court will finally hear Christian Dalits

Source: The initial petition was filed in 2004. For Mgr Sarat Chandra Nayak, “The issue of Dalit Christians is organically connected to the mission of Catholic Church” which exists “to continue... Read more »

The Position of Dalit Women in Indian Society

Source: International Policy Digest The caste system is an ancient societal classification of people based on their varna (caste order or class) or jati (birth). An apartheid-like system, India’s caste order is... Read more »