IAS officer Abhishek Singh, husband of Durga Shakti Nagpal whose suspension as SDM had triggered a controversy, was on Saturday suspended by the UP Chief Minister for allegedly treating a Dalit teacher in an "inhuman" manner in Mathura district.
Terming as "shameful" the incident of a temple being cleaned up after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's visit, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday wondered as to why the Dalit leader did not ask the police to arrest the guilty.
Citizens belonging to SCs, STs, religious minorities and women have suffered discrimination due to their social identities and this in turn has affected their access to resources, opportunities and even civil rights, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday said.
The National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the district authorities of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh over the alleged torture of a Dalit youth who was "thrashed and forced to eat human excreta".
The CPI(M) on Monday strongly condemned the dismissal of 11 Dalit students from a Rajasthan school after two of them were found drinking water from a pot meant for an upper caste teacher and demanded their immediate reinstatement.