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Gujarat Assembly Speaker calls BR Ambedkar ‘Brahmin’

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Sunday described BR Ambedkar as a ‘Brahmin‘, contending that there was nothing wrong in calling a learned person a Brahmin. In his address at the ‘Mega Brahmin Business Summit‘ in Gandhinagar, Trivedi said, “I have no hesitation in saying that BR Ambedkar is a Brahmin. There is nothing wrong

Gujarat Dalit boy brutally lynched for watching Garba

Gujarat Dalit boy brutally lynched for watching Garba. Another incident of cruelty against dalits has come came to the light where a 21-year-old boy from Bhadraniya village Gujarat‘s Anand district was allegedly beaten to death by a upper-caste patel community for attending a garba event.This heart trembling incident took place on Sunday morning when Jayesh Bhailalbhai Solanki

Amit Shah has lunch at Dalit party worker’s home

Rohtak: BJP president Amit Shah, along with other senior leaders of the party, today had lunch at the house of a Dalit party worker here. Shah had lunch with the Dalit worker’s family here on the last day of his three-day visit to Haryana. “Had lunch at our party worker Tarawati Devi’s place. I thank her

Punjab SC Commission reacts on Dalit Boycott by Farmers

Punjab SC Commission reacts Dalit boycott. The matter of boycotting dalits by village Zamindars in Dhandiwal, near Dhuri town in District Sangrur has now reached the Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission’s officer.In the matter of boycotting dalits by  Zamindars of Dhandiwal, the SC Commission has directed Deputy Commissioner and SSP Sangrur to appear personally on

Ist matriculate from Bihar Dalit Hamlet, wants to do Govt. Job

Ist matriculate Bihar Dalit Hamlet, wants Government Job. Sonari Manjhi,18, has passed the Bihar board Class 10 examination in 2nd division. Still, he is on cloud nine. He has reasons to be. On Thursday, When the results were announced, Sonari became the Ist to successfully complete matriculation in the more than 10 decades old Dalit hamlet.102-year-old

After finding his wife Dalit, man committed suicide

After finding his wife Dalit, man committed suicide

Manpreet Singh, 22, a resident of Khai village here, who had consumed a poisonous substance on Sunday, died on the same night. He had allegedly taken the step after he came to know that the girl, whom he married a few days ago, believing that she was a Jat Sikh, turned out to be a

“The Dalits should fight for their rights”

“The Dalits should fight for their rights”

Punjab minister of welfare of scheduled castes and backward classes Sadhu Singh Dharamsot has said legally upper caste people were found using dummy candidates to get common reserved land in villages.“The Dalits should fight for their rights and attain this land at every cost. I will raise this matter with chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh

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Safai Sewaks blame ‘Dalit leaders’ for their woes

Jalandhar: Lashing out at the Dalit leaders of the SAD-BJP combine, the Safai Sewaks on Wednesday said that had theleaders raised their demands with the Punjab government, they would not have hold yet another strike. The ongoing strike of Safai Sewaks on Wednesday entered its second day. While the safai sewaks remained on strike, dumps

My head hangs in shame over Dalit atrocities: Modi

Ludhiana: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his “head hangs in shame” over incidents of atrocities on Dalits that take place even after 70 years of Independence and called for more focused efforts to correct social anomalies. Citing the example of Guru Gobind Singh in raising his voice against casteism and untouchability, Modi said,

All accused arrested, Dalit youth cremated

Mansa: Family members of Sukhchain Singh finally cremated his body on Friday after all six accused were arrested by police.Being a petty smuggler Sukhchain was having conflict with a group of upper caste landlords. Sukhchain was abducted and killed by a rival group of liquor smugglers on Monday who also chopped one of his legs.

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Capt to visit murdered Dalit youth’s family in Mansa

Amritsar: Anguished over the atrocities being committed against Dalits in the state, Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh in Thursday stated that he plans to meet the family of slain Dalit youth in Mansa in the next few days. The visit would be to pay his personal condolences and assure the family of the victim

Family refuses to cremate murdered Punjab Dalit youth

Chandigarh: The family of a 20-year-old Dalit youth, who was brutally murdered in Punjab’s Mansa district, on Wednesday refused to cremate the body till his missing leg was found and his assailants arrested. Sukhchain Singh, the murdered Dalit youth, was said to have been a member of one of the gangs engaged in illicit liquor

Dalit youth brutally killed in Mansa

Mansa (Punjab): A 20-year-old Dalit youth,who was allegedly involved in illegal liquor trade, was brutally killed and his leg chopped off allegedly by a rival group of liquor smugglers in the district, police said today. A case of murder has been registered against six persons and one of the accused is also a Dalit. Police

Parents allege Dalit girl was first raped, then killed

  Chandigarh: Death case of a 17-year- old dalit girl has taken a new twist as parents alleged rape and murder thus accusing both Kuldeep Chauhan and his brother Aman Chauhan for the crime. The post mortem report has not ruled out sexual assault whereas Government Railway Police (GRP) is yet to ascertain whether the girl

Dalit couple attacked for refusing to work in fields

Muzaffarnagar: A Dalit couple was allegedly assaulted by some land owners when they refused to do manual labour in their sugarcane fields in Pipalhera village here. Raju was beaten up by Inam Singh and three of his family members yesterday when he refused to work in their sugarcane fields. His wife Mantesh was also beaten

Failed to grab AAP ticket, Kumbra plays Dalit card

Member of Aam Admi Party Mohali who was recently claimant of AAP’s Ticket from Mohali, Balwinder singh Kumbra and some other political parties’ member are now playing Dalit Card for their own political identity. Under the Balwinder Kumbra’s leadership, the joint front of “Dalit Members from political parties Congress, AAP and BSP and from various

All Dalit BJP MPs should resign: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that all Dalit Bharatiya Janata Party MPs should resign to protest the assault on the community by “BJP goons”. “Udit ji and all Dalit MPs of BJP should resign in protest against countrywide assault on the Dalits by BJP goons”, he said. Kejriwal’s remarks come

Minor Dalit girl raped in Rajasthan

Jaipur: A nine-year-old Dalit girl wasallegedly raped by a man in Dausa district of Rajasthan, police said today. The accused, Kamal Saini, lured the girl last night to a school building at a village here where he raped her, Niranjanpal Singh, SHO of Baswa police station said. The officer said the victim was admitted to

Congressmen stage protest against BJP terms in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Local Congress men on Sunday staged the protest against BJP terming “BJP committing atrocities over the Dalits in Gujrat”. Protesters shouted slogans against the BJP-led government in Gujarat and broke down pots outside BJP office near Clock Tower, as a mark of the protest. Protesters included the party members, women congress members and workers. Addressing

Rajya Sabha disrupted over Una Dalit issue

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha faced disruptions on Wednesday as opposition members demanded a debate on atrocities against Dalits in Gujarat’s Una, where protests have continued with one Dalit committing suicide. The Dalit who killed himself on Tuesday was among the five persons from the community who tried to take their own lives in separate