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#India – Dalits stripped of Dignity #Caste #discrimination

Frontline    A Dalit boy of Vadugapatti in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district has been forced to carry his footwear on his head for daring to wear them in a caste-Hindu area. By S. DORAIRAJ WITH the imposing Puthur hillock surrounded by… Continue Reading →

#India – Women in search of work being kidnapped #Vaw

जहाँ काम खोजने आए मजदूर होते हैं अगवा… सलमान रावी बीबीसी संवाददाता, भद्राचलम (आंध्र प्रदेश) से  मंगलवार, 18 जून, 2013 को 07:13 IST तक के समाचार छत्तीसगढ़ में सुरक्षा बलों और माओवादियों के बीच हो रही हिंसा के कारण बड़ी… Continue Reading →

#RIP – Mourning Reingamphi Awungshi, 21 year old from Manipur #Rape #Vaw

JUNE 11, 2013 This is a guest post by PRATIKSHA BAXI:  Kafila.org When the police found Reingamphi Awungshi, a twenty-one year woman from Ukhrul district in Manipur brutalised, assaulted and dead in her rented apartment in Chirag Delhi on 29 May… Continue Reading →

India – Grain bank movement is saving farmers from starvation in Odisha

An Insurance Against Hunger The grain bank movement is saving farmers from starvation and the cycle of debt and desperation BABA UMAR, Tehelka May 31, 2013 Illustration: Vikram Nongmaithem NOT MANY summers ago, only tamarind seeds, wild berries and mango kernels stood… Continue Reading →

#India – Dalit headmistress alleges caste discrimination in Mangalore

STAFF CORRESPONDENT, The Hindu A Dalit headmistress in a government school, who claimed to have been harassed by upper-caste teachers on the basis of caste, alleged that the police inaction led to the case being closed due to “lack of… Continue Reading →

Rs 4,500 cr under Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) plan alleged to be not used

  The state government is accused of not fulfilling its commitments under the Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP). Chamar Mahan Sabha president Paramjit Singh Kainth on Thursday submitted a memorandum in this regard for the governor to deputy commissioner Arun… Continue Reading →

Half of India’s dalit population lives in 4 states- UP, West Bengal, Bihar and TN

  B Sivakumar, TNN | May 2, 2013, 06.14 AM IST CHENNAI: Four states account for nearly half of the country’s dalit population, reveals the 2011 census. Uttar Pradesh stands first with 20.5% of the total scheduled caste (SC) population, followed by… Continue Reading →

Professor’s casteist remark invites SC panel wrath

Yudhvir Rana, TNN | Apr 20, 2013, AMRITSAR: An assistant professor of Patiala‘s government medical college (GMC) is in the soup for allegedly passing casteist remarks against an MBBS student in a classroom.Turning the heat on the professor, the SC/ST commission on… Continue Reading →

Haryana- Dalits flee Haryana village after upper caste attacks

Deepender Deswal, TNN | Apr 16, 2013, 0 More than 100 Dalits fled a small Haryana village after being chased by upper caste goons, angry that a Dalit man had dared to marry one of their girls. KAITHAL: As politicians and administrators… Continue Reading →

#India- Cop to woman: Who will rape you at your age? #Vaw #WTFnews

Pervez Iqbal Siddiqui, TNN | Mar 23, 2013, 03.47 AM IST A Dalit woman, who petitioned a senior Uttar Pradesh Police officer seeking registration of her rape complaint, was told that her’s was not an age to be raped. Caught on camera:… Continue Reading →

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