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Uttar Pradesh has highest cases of atrocities against Scheduled Castes

Poll-bound Uttar Pradesh has reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against the Scheduled Castes (SC) in 2015 while the highest number of such cases against the Scheduled Tribes (ST) during the year were found in Rajasthan, according to Union Minister Ramdas Athawale.

SHOCKING! Man chops off dalit boy's finger for stepping over row of cowdung cakes

SHOCKING! Man chops off dalit boy's finger for stepping over row of cowdung cakes

A 60-year-old man allegedly chopped off a finger of an eight-year-old dalit boy in Haridwar district when the latter inadvertantly stepped over a row of cowdung cakes kept for drying while playing with his friends.

Arvind Kejriwal wants cases against Gujarat Dalits withdrawn

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked the Gujarat government to withdraw all "false" cases against Dalits.

My head hangs in shame over dalit atrocities, says PM Narendra Modi

My head hangs in shame over dalit atrocities, says PM Narendra Modi

Ludhiana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his "head hangs in shame" over incidents of atrocities on dalits that take place even after 70 years of Independence and called for more focused efforts to correct social anomalies.

Tension in Pune after Dalits, Marathas clash; calls for abrogating SC/ST Act

Tension in Pune after Dalits, Marathas clash; calls for abrogating SC/ST Act

However, the situation was quickly brought under control by the police even as tensions prevail.

Fallout of Una Dalit flogging incident? 300 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Gujarat on Dussehra

Fallout of Una Dalit flogging incident? 300 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Gujarat on Dussehra

Over 200 people from the Dalit community from Gujarat converted to Buddhism in three separate events organised by Buddhist organisations here on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi, organisers said on Wednesday.

BJP Kozhikode meet: Party resolution blames Congress rule for Dalits' condition, vows to bring change

BJP Kozhikode meet: Party resolution blames Congress rule for Dalits' condition, vows to bring change

The resolution was adopted at the party's National Council meeting pitched for realisation of objectives of social justice.

Dalits warn of conversion over land grabbing in Haryana

Dalits warn of conversion over land grabbing in Haryana

The villagers have asked for a CBI probe and demanded that their land be returned or else they will convert and migrate. 

Minority groups demand ban on 'cow vigilantism'

Minority groups demand ban on 'cow vigilantism'

The protesters also submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee, urging him to play his role in defending the constitutional rights of the people.

On first day of 'Badbu Gujarat ki', Dalits send 1100 postcards to Amitabh Bachchan

At least 1,100 postcards with a small message and tagline 'Badbu (stink) Gujarat Ki' were sent on Tuesday to state tourism's brand ambassador and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan by Dalits as part of a campaign to highlight "atrocities" against them in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Apology sought from Azam Khan over controversial  Ambedkar remark — Know what the SP leader said

Apology sought from Azam Khan over controversial Ambedkar remark — Know what the SP leader said

Condemning senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his controversial remark on BR Ambedkar, BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday demanded an apology from him for hurting the sentiments of Babasaheb's followers.

Mayawati doing politics in name of Dalits, alleges BJP

Mayawati doing politics in name of Dalits, alleges BJP

Hitting back at BSP Chief Mayawati for accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of working only for corporates, the BJP on Monday accused the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister of doing politics in the name of Dalits and said the party is synonymous with crime and corruption.

No end to atrocities: Dalit couple attacked by land owners for refusing to work in fields

A Dalit couple was allegedly assaulted by some land owners when they refused to do manual labour in their sugarcane fields in Pipalhera village here.

70% Indians want Modi back as PM in 2019, over 50% want liquor ban: Poll

70% Indians want Modi back as PM in 2019, over 50% want liquor ban: Poll

 Seventy per cent of Indians -- mostly young -- wish to re-elect Narendra Modi as Prime Minister in 2019, an online poll said on Friday. However, women's support for the re-election of the government was marginally lower at 64 per cent.

Dedicated to welfare of Dalits, BJP will fight Uttar Pradesh polls on development plank: PM Modi

Dedicated to welfare of Dalits, BJP will fight Uttar Pradesh polls on development plank: PM Modi

PM Modi and the BJP led government in the Centre have been targeted by opposition parties over the attack on Dalits.

Cow vigilantism? Two Dalits thrashed in Gujarat for refusing to clear carcass of calf

Cow vigilantism? Two Dalits thrashed in Gujarat for refusing to clear carcass of calf

A group of self-styled cow vigilantes thrashed two Dalits in a village in Gujarat's Saurashtra region for allegedly refusing to dispose the carcass of a calf.

Congress MLAs suspended after Gujarat Assembly ruckus over Dalits

Congress lawmakers were demanding an inquiry by a sitting high court judge into the incident where four Dalits were beaten on July 11.

Natural to express grief over mistreatment of Dalits: LK Advani

Natural to express grief over mistreatment of Dalits: LK Advani

Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Monday said the Dalits have been suffering atrocities for a long time and it is natural to lament the mistreatment meted out to them.

Gujarat Congress asks President to intervene over 'rising atrocities' on Dalits

Gujarat Congress leaders on Sunday submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee highlighting "atrocities" against Dalits in the state, and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "having the time to think about people of Balochistan" but turning a "blind eye towards the suffering of Dalits" in his home state.

Gujarat Govt forms SIT to probe 2012 firing on Dalits

Gujarat Govt forms SIT to probe 2012 firing on Dalits

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani took the decision to constitute the three-member SIT to probe the incident after receiving several representations from Dalit leaders.