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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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Police officials say that dalit girl in Aligarh was strangulated, no clear evidence of rape

The body of the 16-year-old girl was found in a field in Akrabad area following which villagers clashed with police and indulged in stone pelting

Published on 2nd March 2021
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Man kills daughter, gives body to his elder child

According to the police reports, the accused Ramesh, an alcoholic, used to beat his wife Indu. She left him to stay with her father, who works at a brick kiln at Baijnathpur

Published on 2nd March 2021
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UoH student group asks National Commission to conduct investigation into SC student’s suicide over online classes

The ASA pointed out that the task force guidelines had discouraged that practice of marking attendance and questioned why the Telugu Department had been maintaining attendance in online classes

Published on 1st March 2021
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What the FAQ: Will UP's Shabnam be the first woman to be hanged in India since Independence?

Uttar Pradesh's Shabnam was convicted along with her lover Salim of murdering seven of her family members in 2008. Here we try to explain the case and its outcome

Published on 18th February 2021
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Toolkit case: War of words between BJP and Opposition over 21-year-old climate activist's arrest 

The Delhi Police said non-bailable warrants have been issued against two people for allegedly sharing the "toolkit" related to farmers' protests on social media, two days after it arrested Ravi

Published on 15th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The curious case of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius and his fall from grace

In today's #TBT, we remind you of the star Paralymican from South Africa Oscar Pistorius and how he ended up killing his own girlfriend. He is currently serving his jail term and this is his story

Published on 14th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: When ragging was declared a "human rights abuse in essence" by the Supreme Court

In today's #TBT, we take you back to the day when a stringent ruling against ragging was made by the Supreme Court of India in 2009. Also, today is International Day of Women and Girls in Science!

Published on 11th February 2021
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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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Nine-year-old girl's body recovered from residential building in Kolkata, cops suspect sexual abuse

Preliminary investigations suggest that the nine-year-old, who went missing on Wednesday evening, was sexually abused and then murdered by a person or a group of persons, the officer said.

Published on 4th February 2021
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I wanted to try something more universal: Author Kevin Missal on retelling the Sinbad story and his foray into EdTech

Sinbad and the Trumpet of Israfil is the name of his latest book and it surely is a page-turner, take it from us. The young writer tells us all about what else can we look forward to from his side

Published on 28th January 2021
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Auschwitz survivors across the world observe International Holocaust Remembrance Day online amid pandemic 

Many Holocaust survivors in the United States, Israel and elsewhere find themselves in a state of previously unimaginable isolation due to the pandemic

Published on 27th January 2021
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Mother who murdered daughters in AP town claims she is Shiva and that Corona will 'leave' in March while resisting arrest, medical tests

The country was shaken when details of the brutal double murder emerged. Police arrested the parents and have charged them both with first-degree murder and is currently getting them evaluated

Published on 27th January 2021
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Why DU's Lady Shri Ram College does not want to recognise its SFI unit

The students who recognise themselves as the LSR unit of SFI said that the notification is incorrect on two counts

Published on 25th January 2021
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The Legacy of Rohith Vemula: Five years since the scholar’s death, how student lives and colleges have been impacted across India

Student leaders across the country speak about how Vemula’s unfortunate demise influenced and shaped their politics and how things have changed on campus since then

Published on 17th January 2021

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