Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicAtrocities against Dalits

Topic: atrocities against Dalits

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.

Dalit man allegedly killed for objecting to remove Ambedkar poster outside home in Rajasthan

The accused Anil Sihag and Rakesh Sihag were arrested along with their friends Saksham and Haidar Ali. Two others, involved in the attack, were absconding, police said.

2 minor Dalit girls found dead in Unnao field, cousin ‘critical’, police suspect poisoning

While the two girls were declared dead on arrival at hospital, the 17-year-old has been referred to Kanpur in a ‘critical’ state.

On Camera

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Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
A foreign currency dealer speaks on a telephone in a dealing room of Hana Bank in Seoul | Representational image | Bloomberg

Foreigners cash out of key Asian emerging markets ahead of Federal Reserve meet

Overseas funds have sold a net $3.1 billion worth of shares in Taiwan, South Korea and India this week. That follows $4.9 billion of withdrawals last week, highest since August.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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