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Bombay HC Orders man accused of caste atrocity to Plant Saplings

To ‘Reform’ Man Accused in Caste Atrocity, Him to Plant Saplings POSTED ON JUNE 22, 2019 In two orders issued recently, the court has taken a ‘reformative approach’ instead of punitive action, as mandated by law. Mumbai: Planting 50 saplings… Continue Reading →

Why the Kevin murder trial is a landmark in the battle against casteism in Kerala

0SHARES On May 28, Kevin was found drowned in the Chaliyakkara canal in Kollam, and his partner Neenu’s father and brother are currently on trial. A fragile calm emanates from every wall of the house at Nattassery in Kottayam. On… Continue Reading →

Dr Payal Tadvi suicide case -Why can’t cops clearly explain sequence

Mumbai doctor’s suicide: | Anurag Kamble A month after Dr Payal Tadvi committed suicide, with her alleged harassers behind bars, husband Salman opens up about their budding married life, and raises critical questions about where the probe is headed Whenever his… Continue Reading →

Casteist taunts at Rabindra Bharati teacher, 5 quit

Five professors quit to protest ‘caste slur’ on woman teacher by students According to the teacher’s complaint, on May 20 a group of students allegedly gheraoed her in a room for nearly four hours and harassed her with verbal abuses…. Continue Reading →

Maharashtra : 8-year old dalit matang boy scalded for temple ‘breach’

POSTED ON JUNE 18, 2019 An eight-year old Dalit Matang boy in Arvi, Wardha, who was playing in the Jogana temple on Saturday, was made to sit on a hot tile by a local from the Kunbi community, causing him… Continue Reading →

Rape victim’s kin told to hold ‘purification’ feast #wtfnews

0SHARES Bhopal,  A village panchayat in Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh district reportedly asked family members of a rape survivor, who belongs to a lower caste, to hold a community feast so that she was “purified”. When the family expressed its inability… Continue Reading →

Tamil Nadu -Caste Hindus say ‘no’ to Dalit anganwadi workers

district Madurai M. Annalakshmi (left) and M. Jyothilakshmi.   Claim their children won’t eat food prepared by a Scheduled Caste woman. On June 3, M. Annalaksmi received an order from the Madurai Collector’s office confirming her appointment as anganwadi worker in her… Continue Reading →

India -Death rate of workers cleaning sewers ‘5 times more’ than other urban workers

POSTED ON JUNE 11, 2019 0SHARESShare On Facebook Tweet It The stigmatized workforce undergoes several health problems. I will begin with sanitation work which has acquired mainstream media attention over the past few years. The most appalling health related vulnerabilities… Continue Reading →

India hiding disparities, ‘under-reporting’ figures of workers in stigmatized jobs

By Sumeet Mhaskar* The scale of workforce employed in stigmatized occupations is enormous and each of the industries holds significant positions in the economy. For instance, in India there are ‘more than 2,000 tanneries that produce more than two billion square feet of… Continue Reading →

One year since #BhimaKoregaon arrests- This is extended torture #FreeBK9

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The nine accused are still in Yerawada jail, even as Amnesty India launches a campaign to call them ‘heroes’ instead of ‘anti-nationals’. By Gaurav Sarkar| Jun 6, 2019 2TwitterFacebook It’s been exactly a year since the Pune police, in a coordinated “joint… Continue Reading →

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