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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visits Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at a hospital in Meerut | PTI

Priyanka Gandhi met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad but the message was for Mayawati

Dalits’ new age icon Chandrashekhar Azad can disturb UP’s political equations in polls. With Priyanka Gandhi’s visit, he may already have.
Kancha Illaiah

BJP govt doesn’t want my books because I talk of caste equality: OBC writer Kancha Ilaiah

Four of Kancha Ilaiah’s books were recommended to be dropped from DU’s political science syllabus, but the department decided to continue teaching them.
File photo of Ramdas Athawale | PTI

Wrong to say atrocities against Dalits have increased under Modi govt: Ramdas Athawale

Union minister Athawale said the issue should not be politicised as attacks on Dalits have happened in the past and may continue to happen in the future. New Delhi: Union minister Ramdas Athawale Sunday said it was wrong to say cases of atrocities against Dalits have increased under the Narendra Modi government. Noting that caste-related violence was continuing in the country, the Dalit leader from Maharashtra said irrespective of which party is in power, the government should take stringent action against the perpetrators. “I do not agree that (cases of) atrocities against Dalits have increased under the Modi government, but they continue to take place. No party (in power) encourages these acts. However, the government should make efforts to stop this,” Athawale told PTI. Also read: There is dangerous selectivity in how we look at violence against Dalits in India The RPI leader said the issue should not be politicised as attacks...
Protest during 'Bharat Bandh' in Amritsar on Monday

Dalit groups protest Supreme Court order on SC/ST Act across India, Rahul Gandhi blames BJP

The protestors are demanding a review of the recent Supreme Court order in the SC/ST Atrocities Act. 
Young Indian Hindu Brahmins training to be priests

Dear Indian parents, no, we don’t live in a post-caste world if your child still wears the thread

A lot of parents, in trying to raise kids who are caste-free, end up raising kids who are caste-blind. My parents never even talked about caste at home.
Chandrashekhar Azad

Kanshi Ram was my idol, Mayawati ruined the party: Bhim Army founder

Jailed Dalit leader Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan claims his organisation has never indulged in violence and that he is a firm believer in Indian Constitution.
An illustration depicting Jignesh Mevani

Does Jignesh Mevani have it in him to become Kanshi Ram 2.0?

Kanshi Ram was a Dalit Kautilya from Punjab who built the heartland’s Mayawati as his Chandragupta. It’s a good playbook for Jignesh Mevani, if he has the skill and ambition.

Why can’t Dalits just shut up and suffer in silence like they have for thousands of years?

The right wing has perfected their playbook of oppression both on-ground and online. Koregaon shows that Dalits have caught on.

It’s 2018, and atrocities against Dalits are still a reality in India

Crimes against Scheduled Castes have been on the rise. 2017 also saw enough examples to show that this malaise isn't going away soon.

Rohith Vemula’s mother says Koregaon coverage is pathetic, painted resistance as violence

If the government can provide police protection for occasions like the Amarnath Yatra, why was it unable to provide security for Dalits at Bhima Koregaon event.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.