Archive for September, 2010

A 50-year-old Dalit woman was beaten to death by five persons after they allegedly branded her witch in Kaniya village under Gulabpura police station in Bhilwara on Friday. The police have registered a murder case against the accused persons and have apprehended few suspected persons for interrogation.  According to sources, Premi Bai of Nahargarh area […]

NAGPUR  DECLARATION ” plea for and work towards “National alliance” of all civil societies organisations, academicians, institutes, unions, professionals, students and activists  to end all forms of discrimination based on caste and dissent such as untouchability particularly with reference to manual scavenging and other unclean (allied) occupations.  It has been found in numerous studies that […]

A dog’s life couldn’t get worse. A mongrel brought up in an upper caste home in Morena was kicked out after the Rajput family members discovered that their Sheru had eaten a roti from a dalit woman and was now an “untouchable”. Next, Sheru was tied to a pole in the village’s dalit locality. His […]

 A  minor Dalit girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a youth in the district following which a case has been registered against him and his accomplice, police said here.The victim, a class 10th student, hails from Aminwala village, was allegedly kidnapped by Pawan Kumar (22) and his friend while she was on her way […]

It was a 20-year-old dispute over a piece of land, not ‘banamati’ (black magic), that led to the macabre killing of Guddeti Yellaiah in this nondescript hamlet of 750 people in Choutuppal mandal. Menfolk of upper castes who bore a grudge against the 74-year-old man for long plotted the sinister killing of Yellaiah down to […]

Many in India have embraced Christianity to escape the age-old caste oppression of the Hindu social order, but Christianity itself in some places is finding it difficult to shrug off the worst of caste discrimination. By Swaminathan Natarajan   BBC Tamil In the town of Trichy, situated in the heart of the southern Indian state […]

There are 171 special courts in the country for the hearing of cases of atrocities against SC/STs.But though 11% of Maharashtra’s population is Dalit, a special court for crimes against Dalits is yet to be set up in the state. On Thursday, a PIL seeking the implementation of the act came up for hearing in […]