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Justice B R Gavai

Dalit judge now in line to be CJI as Supreme Court gets 4 new justices

Modi government clears collegium recommendations to appoint Justices B.R. Gavai, Surya Kant, Aniruddha Bose and A.S. Bopanna to top court.
Customers browse cloths inside a store in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Can a Dalit wear Armani and Zara? Why most Indians would still say no

Ambedkar wanted to challenge the very idea of how a Dalit should look and, thus, chose to wear suits.

Hapur villagers find it hard to believe ‘rape story’ of a woman who married twice & eloped

For villagers of Shyampur Jatt in UP's Hapur, the 29-year-old 'rape' victim, who wears make-up, has a suspicious character and has ruined the reputation of the village.

Hapur rape horror — how 16 tormentors over 6 years forced woman to set herself on fire

The woman is currently admitted to a Delhi hospital with 70-80% burns. But she says even more than the rapes, it was society’s attitude to her that hurt.

MP Udit Raj shares old video on dowry dispute to claim Gujarat BJP MLA beat up Dalit man

The video, shot in Gujarat, is of a family involved in a dowry dispute and doesn’t feature any BJP MLA. Udit Raj has deleted the video.
VARANASI, INDIA - APRIL 23: Young Indian Hindu Brahmins training to be priests perform yoga on a ghat on the Ganges River, holy to Hindus, at sunrise on April 23, 2014 in Varanasi, India. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Upper class Hindus gave caste to us and now they want to be leaders of anti-caste movements

When Savarnas question Kanhaiya Kumar’s caste being a topic of discussion, they are worried about upper caste losing the leadership role.
Supreme Court of India

No, my lord: Indians are unequal and our laws can’t be caste neutral

Supreme Court shouldn’t question special rights to SC/ST at a time when other countries are making laws to protect oppressed groups.
Bhim Rao Ambedkar with female delegates of the Scheduled Castes Federation at the Nagpur Conference in 1942 | Commons

17th Lok Sabha looks set to confirm Ambedkar’s fears: no vocal Dalits in Parliament

India has a dichotomous situation — vocal Dalits in college campuses and on the streets, and silent Dalits in Parliament.
Jagmohan Singh Raju | YouTube

Dalit IAS officer accuses top PMO official of caste bias, says he fears for his life

IAS officer Jagmohan Singh Raju alleges he’s still two ranks below his 1985 batchmates due to discrimination from P.K. Mishra, addl principal secy to the PM.
Jagmohan Singh Raju

Dalit IAS officer used to think caste bias was a myth. Now he’s fighting it

Jagmohan Singh Raju, a Dalit IAS officer of the 1985 batch, claims his elevation as additional secretary was stalled over his caste.

On Camera

File photo of a BJP supporter during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election campaign rally | PTI photo

Lesson for Rahul Gandhi in 2019: Mocking ‘Hinduness’ won’t work because India is Bharat

‘Left and liberal’ advisers of the Congress leader took him to the bottom of the pit, making him run a campaign that was anti-Hindu.
2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.