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Attacks’ on Christian prayer meets continue in Karnataka after anti-conversion bill brought in

The Christian community has alleged that attacks on its members have risen since the Karnataka Protection of Right to Freedom of Religion Bill was mooted in September.

Mayawati still has a ‘pull’ for Dalit voters. And now BJP is making inroads into Jatavs too

While a large section of Jatav voters still seem in favour of Mayawati-led BSP, 'smaller' Dalit communities form an impressive vote bank when combined.

Dalit cook Sunita Devi resisted in Uttarakhand. And became a potential Rosa Parks for India

Sunita Devi and some Dalit students' resistance after her sacking over dominant caste kids' refusal to eat mid-day meal cooked by her has parallels with American Rosa Parks's defiance.

‘Caste didn’t lead to sacking’ — Uttarakhand Dalit midday meal cook likely to get job back

Sunita Devi was allegedly fired after students refused to eat food cooked by her. Officials say parents opposed her appointment as it was not according to norms.

Don’t just cheer removal of Deepa Mohanan’s director. Why was casteist prof hired, promoted?

Caste bias isn't new. But where Rohith Vemula, Delta Meghwal, and Payal Tadvi failed, Deepa Mohanan has an answer.

Diwali isn’t what you thought it was—It’s actually Deep Daan Utsav, a Buddhist festival

For Dalits, festivals are important to rethink history. Deep Daan Utsav belongs to Ashoka—what history missed out on.

Calling BSP ‘BJP’s B-team’ shows caste bias. Here are four reasons

In this article, I assess the most common claims being made vis-a-vis BSP’s political strategy in Uttar Pradesh as well as the party’s preparations.

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.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.