RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will address the congregation of about 3.1 lakh swayamsevaks this Sunday in Meerut on 650-acre land owned by the UP Housing Development Board.
Bhanubhai Vankar died protesting the rampant injustice and apathy that continues against Dalits in broad daylight, re-packaged and marketed as the ‘Gujarat model.’
Despite a crematorium barely 20 steps away, Jugal Kishore Sharma has reportedly built the new shed under pressure from local brahmins.
Yet another Delhi-Centre face-off builds up as civil servants stop work in protest. Chief secretary Anshu Prakash meets Lt governor and home minister; AAP accuses him of using ‘casteist’ slur.
“As a leading global institution with exemplary focus on diversity and inclusion, we urge you to write to IIMA requesting them to implement reservations in their FPM programme.”
The RSS was advertising its Rashtrodya Samagam meet to be held in the city
Dalit activist Bhanubhai Vankar immolated himself on February 15, following which Congress MLA Naushad Solanki, independent MLA Jignesh Mevani and other protestors were detained.
The Dalit students, according to a written complaint, had faced discrimination during midday meals as well.
Akhilesh Yadav’s political fortunes in the 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly polls hinge on his party’s performance in the general elections.
Many young political activists also used the space to discuss issues of atrocities and discrimination faced by Dalits and the need to launch a national movement.
A friend and comrade of the Bhim Army leader writes about visiting him in jail.
Dalits have been fighting against ‘a caste wall’ built around the community space in their neighbourhood in Vadyampady for over a year now.
Dalit and Muslim organisations gathered this week in Meerut to demand the release of the Bhim Army leader, who has been languishing in jail after the Adityanath government slapped charges against him under the National Security Act.
Law student Dilip Saroj was beaten into a coma with hockey sticks, pipes and bricks in public view despite the presence of a patrol car 100 metres away.
As the police continue to investigate and keep watch in the area, there is an uneasy calm in the villages around the Bhima Koregaon memorial.
While the young Samajwadi Party leader is dumping his ‘modern outlook’ and warming up to smaller caste parties in UP, the going may not be easy as the BJP has entrenched its roots deep among the OBCs and MBCs.
The apex court said that in the event of Ekbote’s arrest, he should be released on bail on furnishing a bond of Rs 1 lakh.
The Dalit and Adivasi community’s analysis of the budget shows gross under allocation – only 50.7% has been allocated towards targeted schemes for SCs and 51.24% for STs.
Violent clashes between youth from two communities after a minor skirmish led to mob violence that injured many, while the police watched and did nothing.
The reason why the likes of Karni Sena are running amok is the assurance that their actions have the blessings of the senior leaders of the establishment.
Troubled by alleged harassment by a senior official, a police constable in Rajasthan’s Nagaur, committed suicide along with his wife and two children on Sunday.
The Dalit Women Speak Out conference brought together over 400 delegates from across the country. What was our intent, and where do go from here?
Since we are witnessing the renewal of what can be termed the battle of identities, Walcott’s work may help us to not repeat ourselves, and thereby, repeat history.
Ekbote, along with Sambhaji Bhide, was booked for instigating violence at Bhima-Koregaon on January 1 that left one person dead.
In this episode, Urmilesh discusses the lack of media coverage on Dalit women facing sexual assault with Kaushal Panwar, assistant professor at Delhi University, and senior journalist Poornima Joshi.
“This (Hegde’s comments) shows the brahmanical and evil mindset of the Sangh parivar and its functionaries from top to bottom, which has no place for Dalits.”
The recent diktat by IIT-Bombay on separate plates for non-vegetarian students should be seen as a subtle move to revive the caste system in its essential features.
The mutilated bodies of three Dalit men were found dumped in a septic tank in Sonai village on January 1, 2013.
Arjun Singh, was ten when his father died while cleaning a sewer in Delhi. The 14-year old now sells snacks to support his family, while dreaming of becoming a bank manager and a chef.
Agitation against any regime is easy. However, to sustain a movement and give an ideological alternative to the existing system is a whole different proposition.
Dalit-Bahujan issues, earlier rejected even within the liberal political space, are now at the centre of political discourse.
Out of the 642 faculty members across 13 IIMs, only four belong to Scheduled Castes and a solitary faculty member belongs to a Scheduled Tribe.
Rohith’s mother Radhika Vemula, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar, scholar Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd and transgender activist Grace Banu were also present at the programme.
Rohith’s suicide brought the lacuna of our modern institutions at the forefront and showcased how places for higher learning are intrinsically insensitive towards Dalits.
A Yuva Morcha leadersaid that the mutt was made impure as people who ‘eat cow meat’ and those who are ‘anti-Hindu’ had entered it.
Two recent books chronicle the rise and fall of an influential Dalit movement and a significant Dalit politician.
A video recording of the assault started being circulated on social media last Sunday.
According to the Global IIM Alumni Network, the attempts they made to convince the board and director of IIM Ahmedabad to implement reservations in their doctoral programme went unheeded.
Defeating the Peshwa army in 1818 was a question of defeating those who imposed hundreds of years of untouchability on the Mahars.
While the state’s approach in dealing with Dalit protests may not change, the changed context in which Dalits are successful in bringing their issues centre stage has the potential to bring out new possibilities.