Thursday, 11 August, 2022
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Topic: Dalits

Under BJP, Muslims are becoming new ‘bottom’ of society. It’s a message for Dalits, OBCs

The Indian State being ruthless to the Muslims is not new and certainly not unique to BJP rule. But what the ruling party is undertaking is a social re-engineering.

Babytai Kamble — the Mahar icon who was ‘reborn’ to write about Dalit women’s subjugation

Babytai Kamble's 'The Prisons We Broke' subverted the traditional, casteist representation of Dalits across Indian literature. It gave women a voice.

Why Bengal and North India failed to produce any Phule, Ambedkar, Periyar

Almost all prominent social reformers and anti-caste leaders emerged in two geographical and administrative locations—Bombay and Madras presidencies—during British rule.

Law & order big hitch in SP’s push for non-Yadav OBCs in west UP. They’d rather vote back BJP

When it comes to the BJP’s OBC vote-base, unemployment and inflation have aggrieved voters, but they are still willing to place their bets on the party.

BJP SC Morcha to hold week-long celebration of Guru Ravidas Jayanti, with eye on Dalit votes

BJP is expecting lakhs of devotees to visit Varanasi’s Sant Ravidas temple ahead of 16 Feb birth anniversary. It has decided to felicitate temple saints, among other programmes.

BJP rolls out fleet of OBC, Dalit leaders as star campaigners for 1st phase of UP polls

The first phase of voting for the state assembly elections on 10 February will mainly cover western UP, which has a large population of Dalit, OBC, and Muslim voters.

Ravidas Jayanti & the Dalit vote — why Punjab parties got EC to shift polling date by 6 days

The EC Monday postponed Punjab assembly elections from 14 to 20 February, avoiding a date on which lakhs of voters would likely be out of state to honour Sant Ravidas.

Violence goes viral — Dalits in Rajasthan have a new tool against atrocities, their phones

What happens when a video of a crime against a Dalit in Rajasthan goes viral on the internet? The police and state can’t ignore it.

How ‘Trads vs Raitas’ plays out online as Hindutva fault lines emerge after Bulli Bai row

As the probe into the Bulli Bai & Sulli Deals cases progresses, two alt-Right groups that mushroomed in India’s digital ecosystem have begun clashing online.

Uttarakhand SCs boycott Brahmin cook’s food. It’s more effective than untouchability laws

Many school students protested Sunita Devi being removed for being a Dalit cook in Uttarakhand by not eating food made by her Brahmin replacement.

On Camera

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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