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Mumbai-based Dhamma Wings is not only the country's first Buddhist rock band but it is also waging a war on casteism 

This group of five won't settle for anything less than peace and equality. That's why they present legends like Buddha and Ambedkar through their music

Published on 7th September 2017
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Dalit rapper Sumeet Samos on casteism at JNU: You just can't escape it   ​

Samos' fanbase has been steadily growing and now with his first official single ready to release, he says he can't be more excited

Published on 3rd August 2018
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Scholars, activists sign statement slamming IIT-Kanpur for trying to revoke Dalit prof's PhD — for calling out senior colleagues' casteism

A three-member committee had found that Saderla was a victim and recommended that the institute’s Board of Governors take action against the four senior professors harassing him

Published on 3rd April 2019
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Of Theyyam, alcoholism, casteism and civil dreams: Meet Kuttikol Vivek, the first Vannan man to crack UPSC

Vannans are a Scheduled Caste in Kerala, who traditionally perform Theyyam. Vivek belongs to the community and says how the caste's issues prompted him to try a hand in Civil Service

Published on 10th April 2019
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Caste In Stone: Why caste bands in Tamil Nadu schools are just the tip of the discrimination iceberg 

Activists say that casteist teachers are primarily to blame for the perpetuation of caste in schools, powerful dominant caste leaders also have a huge stake in the school's affairs

 

Published on 18th August 2019
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Why everyone must watch Raven, a Malayalam music video on casteism and discrimination

Raven tells us the story of a Dalit father who is searching for his son, who was abducted for living his life a certain way. We catch up with its creator

Published on 20th September 2019
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Called Dalit Elite for using lipstick: How years of casteism pushed AUD PhD scholar to call the cop

Preeti* said that her classmate has consistently run a campaign against her and has 'maligned her image by saying that she misuses her caste identity  

 

Published on 18th October 2019
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UoH Dalit students beaten up by ABVP for attending Deepavali function on campus  

When former ASA President, Samson G and others went to intervene and find out what had happened, a few ABVP members allegedly urged others to beat him from behind  

Published on 28th October 2019
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Is IIT Madras practising untouchability against Adi-Dravidar residents by cutting off access to campus?

Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumaavalavan has submitted a representation to the management accusing them of practising untouchability by blocking off the only gate providing access to the community

Published on 3rd January 2020
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Coimbatore government school student accuses teacher of using casteist slurs while scolding him

On Wednesday morning, relatives of the student besieged the school and demanded action against a science teacher

Published on 30th January 2020
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She was told that she would never get anywhere because she's from a particular caste: Why an AIIMS resident attempted suicide

The victim whose situation is believed to be critical is under treatment in AIIMS' ICU. The RDA has written a letter to Dr Harsh Vardhan, alleging inaction

Published on 20th April 2020
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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How does your grandfather's death prevent you from attending class? IIT KGP professor's lecture to SC/ST students causes controversy

The faculty member was identified by the students from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Published on 26th April 2021
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More than 1000 IIT alumni write to IIT KGP calling for the termination of prof who abused students during lecture

A few of the signatories include former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi, former IIT Kanpur Deputy Director Manindra Agarwal and Massey University Professor Mohan J Dutta

Published on 30th April 2021
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#EndCasteismInIIT: IIT-B students amplify voices against casteism on campus, calls for videos, statements on social media

This call comes after the recent incident at IIT Kharagpur where a professor was seen on video making casteist remarks during an online class

Published on 1st May 2021

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