Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicCrimes against dalits

Topic: crimes against dalits

Crushed into submission, Dalit identity seldom came to fore—but Valmiki changed the script

In Exploring the Margins: Caste, Class and Gender Identity, Suresh Kumar explores how Dalit writers enunciate their ‘self’— like Om Prakash Valmiki in Joothan.

Stolen glances to stolen lives: Stories behind the ‘honour killings’ of Rajasthan, Haryana

The news often reports ‘honour killing’ incidents, but what’s usually missing is the stories of the couples, their families, and how love can generate murderous hate.

UP Police probe Dalit child’s death as father, social media allege ‘Thakurs threw acid’ on him

Boy's body fished out of stream on 26 November. Police say the boy’s post-mortem report concluded that he had died of drowning and had no external injuries on his body. 

4 accused in alleged rape & murder of minor Dalit girl in Delhi sent to police custody

The accused will be in remand for three days for interrogation. The police has said that based on the statement of minor's mother, charge of rape was added to the FIR.

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.

Teen held for ‘killing’ Dalit girl in UP, police say he tried to rape her after watching porn

Police claim the accused confessed to the crime. He has been charged under IPC sections of rape, murder & under POCSO Act. The SC/ST Act has also been invoked.

2 men arrested for allegedly raping 16-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba

The incident took place Friday night when the minor was standing outside her house. The girl has been sent for a medical examination.

Karnataka state welfare department set to open govt-run salons to fight caste discrimination

The Yediyurappa government has begun identifying places for these salons and has asked panchayats to compile lists of barbers willing to be hired on a contract basis.

10 years after caste-based violence, Dalits of Haryana’s Mirchpur get plots — but at a price

About 100 of 258 families who fled Mirchpur were given plots near Dhandoor village on 15 October. The new colony has been named after BJP's ideological icon Deendayal Upadhyaya.

Dalit woman raped and murdered in Hathras died another death in UP Police’s forced cremation

While the Hathras gangrape and murder is not an isolated incident, the responses of the Yogi Adityanath-led government and UP Police to it speak of the resentment against calls for social justice.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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