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Church priest arrested in UP for raping minor Dalit girl

POSTED ON APRIL 25, 2022 A church priest was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping an 11-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district. The arrest came two days after the incident following which the victim’s mother lodged an FIR…. Continue Reading →

Dalit man forced to rub nose in own spit, human rights body seeks report

POSTED ON APRIL 25, 2022 Bhubaneswar/Kendrapara: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to the Odisha Government seeking report on the incident where a 32-year-old dalit man was allegedly forced to rub his nose on his own spit… Continue Reading →

Stenographer for the Prosecution: The Bail Order in Umar Khalid’s Case

In the last few months, there has been something of an internal tug-of-war within the judiciary on the question of bail under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act [“UAPA”]. As we have seen, the Delhi and Bombay High Courts have pushed back against the notion… Continue Reading →

Dalit boy forced to lick feet in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli, eight held as video goes viral

POSTED ON APRIL 20, 2022 A video of a class 10 Dalit student being beaten up and made to lick the feet of a man surfaced on social media in Rae Bareli, prompting the police to lodge a case and… Continue Reading →

Hate and Communal Violence: Changing Anatomy

Ram Puniyani Recently this year (Mid April 2022) the incidents on Ramnavami and then on Hanuman Jayanti were very disturbing to say the least. On Ramnavami, the major incidents which shook us were in Gujarat, Khambata and Himmat Nagar, in… Continue Reading →

Dalit History Month: The Cross of Social Justice

‘There is no let up on the crushing of the movement’  April is observed as Dalit History Month as the birth anniversaries of Dalit icons Babasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Jyotirao Phule and Sant Ram Udasi along with the death anniversary… Continue Reading →

‘How justice and Constitution were bulldozed in Khargone’: Mihir Desai

One hopes that Madhya Pradesh’s higher judiciary or the Supreme Court stops the government from becoming the judge, the jury and the executioner. If that is not done, we will be heading down a dangerous path The Indian Constitution recognises… Continue Reading →

Kashmir Journalists Face Forbidding Pattern: Arrest, Bail, Rearrest

Suhasini Raj The practice, employed against at least three journalists in the restive region, is being used to limit free speech and chill news reporting, activists say. April 16, 2022 After being held in jail for close to four years… Continue Reading →

Application Process Begins For 26.50 Lakh Pre-Matric Scholarships For Scheduled Caste Students

Posted On April 17, 2022 Pre-Matric Scholarship, a centrally sponsored scheme, is made for the scheduled caste students studying in Class 9 and 10. Written By Debika Chakraborty Education  New Delhi: The application process of the Department of Social Justice… Continue Reading →

Jai Bhim: My Judgements in the Light of Ambedkar

On November 2, 2021, the most popular term in Wikipedia searches worldwide was Jai Bhim.Justice K Chandru 15 Apr 2022 Image courtesy LeftWord On November 2, 2021, the most popular term in Wikipedia searches worldwide was Jai Bhim: this accompanied the release of the eponymous Tamil… Continue Reading →

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