Tag Archives: Dalits

Telangana village on the boil over torture of Dalits, demand action against police

The aalleged police torture of Dalits in Telangana’s Rajanna-Sircilla district has triggered a massive controversy, with Dalit organisations , human rights activists and political parties, demanding the suspension of district Superintendent of Police Vishwajit Kampati. On Wednesday, members of the ...

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The colour factor in Indian politics

Indians, it is said, care about skin colour. In 2014, people in the country spent ₹3,695 crore ($550 million) on fairness products; cosmetic conglomerate advertisements constantly remind consumers that success in marriage and the job market are only a fairness ...

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Dalits ‘stopped’ from offering prayers by ‘upper’ caste

The incident took place in Hassan village Exactly a month after Bharatiya Janata Party State president B.S. Yeddyurappa had breakfast in a Dalit’s colony at Tattekere near here, purportedly to drive home a message against the practice of untouchability, the ...

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Congress demands inquiry into ‘torture’ of dalits

Party puts the blame on Superintendent of Police Vishwajit, one SI and 18 constables The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee has demanded the State Government to order for an inquiry into the “illegal arrests” and “third-degree torture” of dalits and others ...

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Uttar Pradesh: Five injured in clashes between Thakurs and Dalits in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar(Uttar Pradesh): Five persons were injured in a clash between two communities at Dukhad village in Muzaffarnagar, police said on Monday. Sanjay, who belonged to the Thakhur community, had gone to the Dalit locality for some work where an altercation broke ...

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