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The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
Representational image of Navratri celebrations | PTI Photo

Bal Thackeray’s father and Ambedkar used Navratri festivities to counter Brahmin Ganesh utsav

Keshav Sitaram Thackeray ‘Prabodhankar’ had joined BR Ambedkar in a movement to allow ‘untouchable’ to worship alongside Brahmins during Ganesh utsav in Mumbai.
Brahmin women at a house in Boolgarhi village, Hathras | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Some want to call Hathras an ‘honour killing case’ — they forgot it’s an upper-caste practice

When was the last time you heard of Dalits killing their daughters for eloping with upper-caste men? ‘Honour killing’ is not really a Dalit trend.
Members of 'Savarna Samaj' and Bajrang Dal agitate in Boolgarhi village in support of the Thakur men accused of the Hathras gang rape and murder case | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Paying price for being upper castes’ — Thakurs & Brahmins claim Hathras accused innocent

Upper castes in the Hathras village even say the Dalit woman was killed by her own family, and that the accused Thakur men are being framed under SC/ST Act for money.
UP Police personnel burning the body of a 20-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras who was allegedly gangraped | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Was Hathras ‘honour killing’, asks ABP, NewsX asks what’s brewing in Bihar ahead of polls

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra before they were detained while on their way to Hathras in UP, on 1 October 2020 | Congress | Twitter

Taking BJP on Hathras easy for Rahul, Mayawati, Akhilesh. But on Babri case, they won’t talk

Babri and Hathras are not either/or battles. If one is about giving voice to women and Dalits, the other is about Muslims. Both need to be fought.
modi and yogi

Modi’s worry is not opposition, it’s Yogi Adityanath. Being Vajpayee is the answer

BJP’s expanded social base among backward classes and Dalits is faced with the growing perception about ‘Thakurwad’ or pro-upper caste leanings.
Police set up pyre for cremation of the Hathras 'gang-rape and assault' victim on 30 September in Bool Garhi village | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Hathras administration imposes section 144 in district, seals borders till 31 October

The decision was taken to maintain law and order in the district, which got national attention after a 19-year-old Dalit gangrape victim from Hathras died Tuesday.
The Uttar Pradesh police burnt the body of the Hathras gangrape and murder victim in the middle of the night, without her family present | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Republic says police had no business cremating Hathras victim, NDTV asks who ordered last rites

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
People gathered at the house of the woman who was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Manisha Mondal |ThePrint

Dalit women often face sexual violence because of, yes, their caste

You will never, ever hear of a Dalit man raping an upper-caste woman. That alone tells you of the power dynamic of caste-based sexual violence.

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File image of BSE building at Dalal Street, Mumbai | Commons

In 6 yrs of Modi govt, market cap of PSUs fell 36% — but that of BSE, Sensex almost doubled

Public sector firms and banks’ total market capitalisation was Rs 19.1 lakh crore in May 2014, but by 28 October 2020, they have lost Rs 6.9 lakh crore.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.