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No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: This book documents the crimes that even a social distanced pandemic could not prevent

The Dalit Human Rights Defenders Network has documented 60 of these crimes in a book titled ‘No Lockdown on Caste Atrocities: Stories of Caste Crimes during the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Published on 3rd March 2021
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BHU VC forms committee to look into Dalit prof's allegations, asks for report within 48 hours

The committee will have Dr S Krishna from the Department of Biochemistry who will be the chairman. The committee will submit its report to the Vice-Chancellor within 48 hours of the notification

Published on 3rd March 2021
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Demanding Unnao victim be transferred to AIIMS Delhi, people, activists crowdfund for medical treatment

Over the last couple of years, Uttar Pradesh has found several mentions in front page headlines for caste atrocities and crimes against women

Published on 18th February 2021
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Meet this educator turned Dalit activist, who penned a song in Paluva language in 'The Great Indian Kitchen'

A scriptless language is popularly spoken by the Dalit Paraya caste, the song was penned by former educator and activist Mruduladevi S

Published on 10th February 2021
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Dalit girl in Odisha works as MGNREGA labourer to pay off engineering college dues, get diploma

Loji Behera of Goradapidha village under Pipili block in Puri district is working as an MGNREGA labourer to earn money so that she can pay her college dues of Rs 25,000 to obtain the certificate

Published on 25th January 2021
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Hit by the pandemic, independent publication house producing Dalit-Bahujan literature is looking for seed funding  

In the last four years, Panther's Paw has brought out nine books - this includes translated works of Dalit writers, poetry, prose and essays

 

Published on 25th January 2021
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Tapping into a forgotten identity: The art and intricacies of Sajan Mani

Sajan Mani has borrowed from Dalit poet Poykayil Appachan, the lives of his parents who were rubber tappers and his own life experiences to create his artwork

Published on 1st November 2020
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OBC body demands caste-wise census to ensure proper implementation of reservation in education, jobs

The Supreme Court has sought the government’s response to a PIL seeking enumeration of Dalits and castes bunched under ‘Other Backward Classes’, the Association reminded

Published on 1st November 2020
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Noted Dalit leader and head of NADO, Johar Charles Wesley Meesa passes away

Charles Wesley Meesa, head of National Alliance of Dalit Organisations was a man of masses and he brought people of all the communities together, say people who worked closely with him

Published on 3rd October 2020
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AMU hospital doctor who treated Hathras girl says they never suspected rape till the victim woke up and told them a week later  

The 19-year-old Dalit girl from Hathras, who was raped and assaulted, succumbed to her injuries on September 29. Her last rites were hurriedly carried out on Wednesday

 

Published on 30th September 2020
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Hathras gang-rape: Alleging victim's kin denied right to perform last rites, Cong demands UP CM's resignation 

The body of the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died in a Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was gang-raped, was cremated in Hathras in the early hours of Wednesday

Published on 30th September 2020
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For an Ambedkarite like me, education is part of activism: Dalit student who topped the SSUS exams

A prominent Dalit activist, Dinu K scored the highest marks in this year's MA Sociology final year examinations conducted by the Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady

Published on 27th August 2020
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40 Dalit families face social boycott in Odisha's Dhenkanal after girl plucks flowers from upper-caste man's farm

The girl's parents also apologized and begged the village panchayat to pardon them but there no response from upper caste people

Published on 25th August 2020
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After a saga of struggle, a court order and insult, these Dalit sisters received a laptop from the Kerala government to continue studying

Even after the court had ordered the panchayat to issue laptops, these students were allegedly insulted by the panchayat for going to court

Published on 24th July 2020
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The Martin Macwan Interview: How India can take inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement

In the backdrop of the BLM protests, removal of Confederate statues, we speak to the academic and Human Rights Activist about his letter calling for the removal of Manu’s statue from Rajasthan HC

Published on 21st July 2020

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