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Sonakshi Sinha issues apology to Valmiki community following her 'bhangi' remark

The riled members of the community even burned an effigy of the actor in Moradabad, expressing their anger on her.

Aug 06, 2019, 17:52 PM IST

Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty summoned over 'casteist' comment

Khan had used the word during the promotion of his film 'Tiger Zinda Hai'.

Jan 15, 2018, 18:40 PM IST

Tiger Zinda Hai: Protestors vandalise film posters, chant slogans against Salman Khan for using derogatory language

The Valmiki community had even lodged a complaint with the police seeking action against the Bollywood superstar.

Dec 22, 2017, 13:08 PM IST

Valmiki community files complaint against Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty for hurting sentiments

The use of the term ‘bhangi’ in an inappropriate way has apparently irked the Valmiki community.

Dec 21, 2017, 15:31 PM IST

Sofia Hayat supports Rakhi Sawant in Valmiki case

Rakhi had submitted an "unconditional apology" to the Valmiki community for her remarks made on a TV show last year.

Aug 21, 2017, 19:50 PM IST

Under threat of arrest, Rakhi Sawant to address media today

Rakhi has now decided to come in front of the media and answer all the questions. 

Apr 06, 2017, 08:22 AM IST

Punjab Police deny Rakhi Sawant's arrest; actress has surrendered, claims spokesperson

During the conversation, she even seeked apology, if at all her words have hurt the sentiment of the Valmiki Community, "Through ANI, I want to apologise to all the Valmiki community brothers and sisters, if I have hurt their sentiment. But this wasn`t my intention."

Apr 04, 2017, 18:35 PM IST

Punjab Police team leaves for Mumbai to arrest Rakhi Sawant

The court issued the arrest warrant after Sawant failed to appear before it on March 9 in a case filed against her for making deragatory remarks against sage Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana which chronicles the life and times of Hindu god Lord Rama.

Apr 03, 2017, 16:31 PM IST

Protesters seek arrest of Rakhi Sawant for hurting sentiments! - Know what happened

The report also stated that the protestors halted Shatabdi Express at the Jalandhar City railway station.

Jul 13, 2016, 13:46 PM IST

Man refrained from touching mother's body for 'marrying widow' in UP

A man was allegedly refrained from touching his mother's body at her funeral by a panchayat of the Valmiki community for "marrying a widow" on the grounds that he had gone against the "rules of the society".

May 23, 2015, 03:33 AM IST

Conversion row: If any country agrees to shelter me, I will leave India, says Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader and minister in the Uttar Pradesh government, Azam Khan said on Wednesday that if any country was ready to shelter him, then he would leave India along with his family.

Apr 15, 2015, 21:53 PM IST

'Jungle raaj' is prevailing in UP under SP govt: Yogi Adityanath

BJP leader and Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath said that the administration is threatening to demolish the houses of Valimikis as the community has refused to convert to Islam.

Apr 15, 2015, 11:13 AM IST

UP: Nearly 800 Valmikis 'embrace' Islam in Rampur to save homes from demolition

On April 14, the day when the nation marked Dr BR Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, around 800 people belonging to the Valmiki community in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur allegedly 'converted' to Islam i

Apr 15, 2015, 10:43 AM IST

To save their houses, around 800 Valmikis 'embrace' Islam in UP

On April 14, the day when the nation marked Dr BR Ambedkar's 124th birth anniversary, around 800 people belonging to the Valmiki community in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur allegedly 'converted' to Islam with a hope to save their houses from demolition.

Apr 15, 2015, 10:09 AM IST

Rampur dalits' tough choice- home or religion!

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 Ambedk

Apr 13, 2015, 22:09 PM IST

Rampur dalits' tough choice- home or religion! Part-2

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 Ambedk

Apr 13, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

Rampur dalits set to embrace Islam to save their houses

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 Ambedk

Apr 12, 2015, 21:21 PM IST

Valmiki community extends support to AAP

Assuring regularised jobs for Valmiki community as part of its manifesto, Arvind Kejriwal said if voted to power they would abolish contractual system.

Oct 22, 2013, 23:19 PM IST

MP min`s `casteist remarks` against govt official draws flak

A cabinet minister from Madhya Pradesh has landed in trouble for allegedly passing casteist remarks against a state government official.

Sep 09, 2012, 00:04 AM IST