Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
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Topic: Dalit

Police suspect ‘jilted lover’ behind death of UP Dalit girl found ‘murdered’ metres away from home

According to police, the class 10 student, sustained an internal injury, possibly after being forcefully hit with a blunt object, leading to her death. Post-mortem rules out sexual assault.

Why UP BJP has picked this woman Dalit leader to challenge Mayawati on her turf

The BJP has managed to stitch together an upper caste, non-Jatav Dalit and non-Yadav OBC coalition in UP. It is now eyeing the Jatav vote. 

Why Gail Omvedt is celebrated but Arundhati Roy was seen as appropriation

Instead of speaking for the Dalit-Bahujan community like Medha Patkar and Arundhati Roy, Omvedt never felt the need to grab the mic.

Gail Omvedt took caste to global audience that was fed only a Brahminical point of view

Gail Omvedt represents a generation of scholarship and activism that combined diverse ideologies to fight out caste-based oppression. She was a trusted friend of Bahujans.

HC seeks report from Delhi Police on investigation into rape, murder of minor Dalit girl

The Delhi High Court was also informed that an SIT has been constituted to probe into the case after it was transferred from the local police station to Delhi Police crime branch.

BJP’s OBC line has silenced RSS Brahmins. But Shudras key to anti-Muslim battles

The RSS knows that Shudra agrarian communities across India are re-assessing their status in all spheres of life — spiritual, social, educational and economic.

Telangana politics now revolves around Dalits & KCR triggered the change. Here’s why

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has announced a Dalit Bandhu scheme that promises Rs 10 lakh in cash to each SC family. 

Rather beg than end up dead looking for job in city, says family of Dalit man killed in Gurugram

Anuj Kumar was kidnapped along with 2 others & beaten to death in Gurugram. The other 2 survived, and claim they were targeted for being outsiders. Police say it's a case of mistaken identity.

This Bihar NDA ally wants to contest UP elections in 2022. But BJP has set a condition

Over the past few days, Hindustani Awam Morcha leader Santosh Manjhi met BJP brass and UP CM Adityanath. So did Ramdas Athawale of Republican Party of India (A).

9-yr-old Dalit girl ‘gang-raped’ in Delhi and ‘forcibly cremated’, legs & ashes only evidence

A priest and 3 of his associates are accused of the crime. Girl's family allege police harassed them. Police says investigation is on and all guilty parties will face action.

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Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

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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