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Mainstream media failing to provide space for dalits, adivasis

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Noted journalist and Magsaysay award winner P. Sainath, who is also the rural affairs editor of The Hindu, on Sunday wondered why the Indian mainstream media failing to provide enough space for dalits and adivasis in editorial roles… Continue Reading →

#India – 3 yrs after riots, Haryana dalits still suffer #WTFnews

The hardships in the appalling relief camps spread across Muzaffarnagar district in western UP for riot victims have left many in utter dismay. Faraway in Haryana’s Hisar district, a relatively similar predicament grips several dozens of riot-hit Dalit families who… Continue Reading →

#India- No One killed them – Laxmanpur-Bathe Massacre

Pic courtesy- Muslim Mirror EPW, EDITORIAL Vol – XLVIII No. 45-46, November 16, 2013 The acquittal of the Laxmanpur-Bathe accused is a shocking miscarriage of justice. The Patna High Court’s decision on 9 October 2013, setting free all the 26… Continue Reading →

#India – Dalits suffer social boycott in Maharashtra village #WTFnews

PAVAN DAHAT, The Hindu, Buldanha, Maharashtra, Oct 19 The HinduDalit women of Vairagad village expressing their plight. Photo: Pavan Dahat The HinduDalits of Vairagad recounting the October 12 incident to the Deputy Collector who visited the village in Buldhana district… Continue Reading →

#India – Bihar not alone in denying justice to dalits #mustread

THE TIMES OF INDIA Deeptiman Tiwary, TNN | Oct 16, 2013   NEW DELHI: The recent acquittal of all accused in the Laxmanpur Bathe massacre case is not an isolated example of justice denied to dalits. In terms of conviction rate in cases… Continue Reading →

#India – Madras HC accepts PIL seeking protection to Dalits

    Madurai: Madras High Court Bench here has admitted a PIL petition seeking a direction to declare a village in Dindigul District as an area prone to atrocities against Dalits and provide police protection. Admitting the petition by a… Continue Reading →

#India – Dalits got haircuts in local saloons of Eachankotti for the first time since Independence #mustread

Day of haircuts, ‘High Tea’ bridges age-old caste divide By Express News Service – THANJAVUR Published: 30th September 2013 08:50 AM L Residents drinking tea together in the same type of glasses at Eachankottai on Sunday | express The Dalits of Eachankottai… Continue Reading →

#India – Dalits told to get clicked with dead animals for wards’ scholarship in MP #WTFnews

Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times  Indore, September 28, 2013 Finding no way out, the Dalits in Dahi block of Dhar district are now busy in getting their photographs clicked in front of dead animals as per ‘order’ by the local tehsildar. The… Continue Reading →

#India – Critical analysis of the new Manual Scavenging Law #mustread

Critical  Analysis of The Prohibition of Employment As Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013   The Prohibition of Employment As Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013 received assent of the President on 18th September 2013 and published in the Gazette… Continue Reading →

#India – You Can Change Your Religion, Not Your Caste #mustread

You Can Change Your Religion, Not Your Caste Dalit Muslims and Christians need reservation as much as the other Dalits ABDUL KHALIQ 2013-10-05 , Issue 40 Volume 10, Tehelka Pro-reservation activists protesting in New Delhi. Photo: Pushkar Vyas A Scheduled Caste… Continue Reading →

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