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I know the pain of losing a son: Rohith Vemula's mother offers condolences to BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya on son's death

I know the pain of losing a son: Rohith Vemula's mother offers condolences to BJP leader Bandaru Dattatreya on son's death

There had been allegations that disciplinary action against Rohith and other Dalit students was taken at the behest of the then Union labour minister Dattatreya.

May 24, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
3 paneer dishes, gulab jamun and bottled water: UP BJP Minister Suresh Rana’s feast menu at Dalit’s house

3 paneer dishes, gulab jamun and bottled water: UP BJP Minister Suresh Rana’s feast menu at Dalit’s house

Among the menu for the UP minister were three dishes of paneer, pulao, gulab jamun and bottled mineral water.

May 02, 2018, 15:26 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh: BJP minister in soup over halwai-cooked meal at Dalit home

Uttar Pradesh: BJP minister in soup over halwai-cooked meal at Dalit home

Another BJP minister has landed himself in a controversy. 

May 02, 2018, 12:35 PM IST
UP CM Yogi Adityanath honoured with title of 'Dalit Mitra' on Ambedkar Jayanti

UP CM Yogi Adityanath honoured with title of 'Dalit Mitra' on Ambedkar Jayanti

Adityanath said that the BJP government has worked tirelessly for the upliftment of Dalits.

Apr 14, 2018, 14:50 PM IST
Observe Ambedkar Jayanti as 'Protect Constitution Day', say Dalit leaders; ask Centre to restore SC/ST Act by August 15

Observe Ambedkar Jayanti as 'Protect Constitution Day', say Dalit leaders; ask Centre to restore SC/ST Act by August 15

Dalit leaders are also urging the Centre to include the Act in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution. 

Apr 14, 2018, 08:50 AM IST

Sleep of reason produces monsters and Bharat bandh

Parochial and knee-jerk reactions from the political class and intellectuals have left no room for meaningful interface and dialogue over the Supreme Court's order on the SC/ST Act.

Apr 05, 2018, 12:28 PM IST

Vantage Point: Former untouchables, contemporary invisibles: Why the SC/ST Act matters, and why the Supreme Court needs to ensure justice

The SC has pulled a balancing act before with empowering laws. It needs only to look at dowry if it wants to ensure justice with the SC/ST Act.

Apr 04, 2018, 13:59 PM IST
Bharat Bandh takes toll on ambulances, two patients die due to shocking apathy

Bharat Bandh takes toll on ambulances, two patients die due to shocking apathy

A child died in Bihar's Hajipur while being taken to the hospital, while the son of a 68-year-old man had to put his father on his shoulder once the ambulance they were in was halted in UP's Bijnor. His sprint proved to be tragically inadequate.

Apr 03, 2018, 08:03 AM IST

Chaos and carnage: Bharat Bandh turns violent as Dalit groups unleash fury

Number of Dalit organisations on Monday staged a protest as part of the countrywide agitation called by them against the dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act following a Supreme Court order.

Apr 02, 2018, 14:27 PM IST
News at a glance: April 2, 2018

News at a glance: April 2, 2018

Top headlines on Monday morning

Apr 02, 2018, 11:12 AM IST
Not BSP or SP but PM Modi made it possible for a Dalit to become the President: Yogi Adityanath

Not BSP or SP but PM Modi made it possible for a Dalit to become the President: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for proposing Ram Nath Kovind's name as the President of the country. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it possible for a Dalit to become a President," he said in Pritam Nagar in Allahabad.

Mar 04, 2018, 18:09 PM IST
Caught on CCTV: Dalit Law student, out for restaurant meal, beaten to death in Allahabad

Caught on CCTV: Dalit Law student, out for restaurant meal, beaten to death in Allahabad

A second-year law student was beaten to death by a group of men outside a restaurant in Allahabad.  The entire incident was caught on CCTV.

Feb 12, 2018, 08:01 AM IST
Sonai honour killing case: Death sentence to 6 for caste-related murders

Sonai honour killing case: Death sentence to 6 for caste-related murders

A local court today awarded death sentence to six convicts in the 2013 Sonai honour killing case in which three Dalit youths were killed in Ahmednagar district.

Jan 20, 2018, 13:21 PM IST
Rohith Vemula's mother must join politics to teach 'Manusmriti Irani' a lesson: Jignesh Mevani

Rohith Vemula's mother must join politics to teach 'Manusmriti Irani' a lesson: Jignesh Mevani

Mevani called the death of Rohith "an institutional murder"

Jan 18, 2018, 10:22 AM IST
Delhi Police cancels Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani's public meet over 'security concerns'

Delhi Police cancels Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani's public meet over 'security concerns'

After Mumbai, the Delhi Police on Monday denied permission to a public meeting that was scheduled to be addressed by newly-elected Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Tuesday. 

Jan 08, 2018, 11:42 AM IST

LIVE: Mumbai, Pune on alert as BR Ambedkar's grandson calls for bandh

Dalit groups on Tuesday staged protests in Chembur and other parts of Mumbai, resulting in massive traffic snarls, including on the Mumbai-Panvel highway.

Jan 02, 2018, 17:19 PM IST
Dalit protest throws traffic out of gear in Mumbai and Pune; Riot police called in

Dalit protest throws traffic out of gear in Mumbai and Pune; Riot police called in

Clashes between members of Dalit and Maratha communities from January 1 resulted in large-scale protests by the former a day later.

Jan 02, 2018, 15:50 PM IST
Bodies of Dalit woman, nephew found in Uttar Pradesh

Bodies of Dalit woman, nephew found in Uttar Pradesh

The hacked bodies of a Dalit woman and her 5-year-old nephew were found on Wednesday in a village here leading to a protest by locals who initially refused to hand the bodies over to the police, an official said.

Dec 20, 2017, 20:31 PM IST
Dalit woman dragged, stripped for objecting to digging work in Andhra Pradesh

Dalit woman dragged, stripped for objecting to digging work in Andhra Pradesh

A Dalit woman on Wednesday was allegedly dragged and harassed after she objected to a digging work in Andhra Pradesh.

Dec 20, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Kopardi rape case: Maharashtra court to pronounce quantum of sentence for 3 convicts

Kopardi rape case: Maharashtra court to pronounce quantum of sentence for 3 convicts

A sessions court in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar will pronounce the quantum sentence for the three convicts in the Kopardi rape and murder case.

Nov 29, 2017, 09:13 AM IST