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BSP’s Dalit empowerment agenda has failed to find takers in community bastion Punjab

It's the BSP's depleting vote share in Punjab that has forced it to enter this election season as part of a 'fourth front' mainly comprising AAP rebels.
Representational image | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Why upper caste poor don’t want age relaxation in job quota

Relaxation in age and attempts has proved to be a clever way to keep Dalits-OBCs out of top positions of power.

Lagaan to Dhadak: Bollywood has a Dalit problem and it refuses to fix it

Hollywood has begun to address the issue of diversity but Hindi films continue to fare poorly on representation of caste.

Congress, BJP and every other party owe Dalits their land, not just khichdi

There can be no social change and revolution without addressing the livelihood concerns of Dalits.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Between BJP and Dalits, why khichdi is the lowest common denominator

The humble khichdi is the safest option for India’s ruling party.
Bhima-Koregaon Victory Pillar

A year after Bhima-Koregaon clashes, here’s why the Maharashtra village erupted

Bhima-Koregaon was the site of clashes on 1 January 2018, the 200th anniversary of a battle where a British army comprising Dalits beat one led by Brahmin Peshwa.
Vadhu Budruk village

Village at centre of Bhima-Koregaon violence is peaceful, but uneasy

Since clashes over a piece of history involving Dalits and Marathas, the village of Vadhu Budruk has lived under constant police presence. 
File photo of Bhima Koregaon protests in Pun

This Bhima-Koregaon memorial day, villagers will be ready with flowers, water & toilets

Police are going all out to ensure there is no repeat of the violence that occurred on 1 January 2018, when clashes broke out between Dalits & Marathas. 
Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi says Muslims, Dalits have been squeezed between BJP & Congress and used for votes

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has tied up with Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar for 2019 polls and calls alliance an assertion of Dalit, Muslim and OBC rights
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati | PTI

Why Mayawati won’t break her alliance with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh

Her problems with the Congress are unique.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.