Regretting the continuance of manual scavenging, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought cooperation of the society in the resolve to get rid of this "blot" during the 125th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar which is being celebrated this year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of Dr BR Ambedkar International Centre here, and said, “If Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar was not there, where would Narendra Modi be...I think about this often.”
Welfare of Dalits and minorities education system were among the issues discussed on the second day of the conference of district collectors and other officials with the Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao here on Saturday.
Members of Balmiki community here ended their nine-day hunger strike on Thursday after assurances that a proposal against demolition of their homes would be sent to the state government "within 15 days".
Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.
Hundreds of Dalits in Rampur's Topkhana Valmiki Basti staged a protest against a proposed demolition drive by the administration and threatened to convert en masse to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti (April 14) if their houses are razed.
Reaching out to backward and dalit communities, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said they should ensure that the party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh for it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can understand their plight as he has risen from among them.
Claiming that the government has failed to safeguard the interests of the marginalised, National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairperson P.L. Punia on Wednesday called for advancing awareness about a web-based monitoring tool called ATM that tracks atrocities against Dalits and the tribals across India.
Prohibitory orders were on Tuesday clamped in 21 villages in the district and a temple locked by revenue officials apprehending trouble after Adi Dravidar community people were allegedly barred from attending its consecration slated tomorrow by caste Hindus.
Supreme Court on Monday stayed fresh criminal proceedings initiated recently in different parts of country against Yoga guru Ramdev, for his alleged controversial "honeymoon" remarks targeting Rahul Gandhi over visiting homes of Dalits.
Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Government to file a counter affidavit within two weeks on relief and rehabilitation measures in Kolliruppu village in Cuddalore District where Dalits were allegedly attacked in November last year.
A two-member team of the National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) on Wednesday conducted an inquiry into the alleged attack on Dalits last week at Kuraiyur in the district that left one person dead and two others injured.