Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicAtrocities against Dalits

Topic: atrocities against Dalits

‘No hush money’: Jalore principal’s father says ‘paying Dalit family for treatment’ backfired

Chail Singh's family says they don't know how he managed to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to the Meghwals, who lost their 9-yr-old son. They claim he paid the money for the boy's treatment.

‘No separate water matka, boy had ear infection’ — doubts arise over Jalore Dalit’s death

Inder Meghwal, a 9-year-old Dalit boy from Jalore district, died on 13 August. School principal allegedly hit him weeks before for drinking water from pot meant for principal.

Bid to ‘silence Dalits’: Students slam faculty against ‘caste’ in US varsity discrimination policy

Disheartening that a professor of South Asian heritage said this is not relevant to the US, was ostracised on campus for being a Dalit, says alumni of California State University.

Horses to helicopters, moustache to libraries — Dalit pride in Rajasthan has new wings

Ignoring slurs, threats and even lathis, many Dalits in Rajasthan are defying caste norms to ride horses and land in helicopters at their wedding.

Uttarakhand Dalit cook ‘fired over caste’ files case against upper caste parents, seeks apology

Champawat police station in Uttarakhand has booked at least 26 people under SC/ST Act. Sunita Devi says she is willing to take her case back if she gets a written apology.

Twist in Prayagraj Dalit family murder, police say ‘spurned stalker’ of daughter has confessed

Four members of a Dalit family were found murdered in their Prayagraj home last week. Relatives had pointed fingers at upper-caste family with whom they had a land dispute.

‘We waited for wages, he came with sword & chopped hand off’ — horror story of Dalit man in MP

Labourer Ashok Saket is still unconscious in ICU in Rewa. Ganesh Mishra, who has been arrested for the attack, allegedly owed him wages for previous work.

Wankhede or Punjab or Bengal, why Dalit rights panel is accused of being partisan to BJP

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes is a statutory body but critics claim it only highlights atrocities on Dalits in opposition-ruled states. 

1-yr since Hathras ‘gang rape’: Caste divide is deeper, memories don’t fade, drama in court

The 20-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by four Thakur men in UP’s Hathras district last September.

13-year-old Dalit girl from Delhi allegedly raped, killed by landlord’s relative in Gurgaon

Delhi Police said that the landlord's brother-in-law was arrested after the girl's father made a PCR call when the accused allegedly tried to force the family to cremate the body.

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China curbs social media presence of Lankan embassy after its vessel was denied entry to Hambantota

Don’t just ‘keep a watch’ on China’s spy ship at Sri Lankan port. Emulate the enemy

China has made a larger point about the power shift in Indian Ocean region by docking the missile and satellite tracking ship Yuan Wang 5 at Hambantota Port.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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