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One killed in communal clash in UP

Lucknow, June 28, 2015, DHNS: One person was killed and several others, including police personnel, injured as members of two communities clashed in Saharanpur district, about 500 km from here, on Saturday night. A police inspector was hit by a bullet while four cops sustained injuries in trying to control the situation, sources said. One youth…

Perambalur Smiles as Dalit Trio Get Med Seats

Published: 29th June 2015 06:08 AM TIRUCHY: A year of unrelenting hard work paid rich dividends to three Dalit students from government schools, helping them bag seats in medical colleges. The three students from Perambalur district were among the children chosen for special coaching at Plus Two level under the Super 30 initiative of the…

Dalit families in Damoh beaten up by upper caste men

Bittu Pateriya, Hindustan Times, Sagar| Updated: Jun 28, 2015 17:56 IST Fear has gripped Dalit families living in Achalpura village under Gaisabad police station of Damoh district after the upper-caste community in the village allegedly beat them up, ransacked their houses and ordered them to leave the village. Senior administrative and police officials reached the…

BSP activists stage sit-in over Ambedkar statue desecration

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – 19:36 Phagwara: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) activists on Tuesday staged dharna infront of Phagwara Superintendent of Police’s office demanding immediate arrest of accused who had allegedly vandalised two statues of BR Ambedkar here in the last two and half months. Led by BSP leader Jarnail Nangal, the protesters…

Safai karamcharis to oppose govt move to scrap posts

Safai Karamchari Ayog vice-president Santosh Gautam (second from left) at a meeting in Mussoorie on Friday. a tribune photo Tribune News Service Mussoorie, June 26 State vice-president of the Safai Karamchari Ayog Santosh Gautam today said they would oppose the proposal of the state government to scrap posts of safai karamchari in local bodies. He…

Dalit activists protest against ‘honour killing’ in Namakkal

TNN | Jun 27, 2015, 04.39 AM IST NAMAKKAL: Several dalit political parties and outfits, including VCK, BSP and CPI(ML), have condemned the “honour killing” of the dalit engineer V Gokulraj. They protested outside the mortuary at the Salem Government Super Specialty Hospital and also in front of the Salem collectorate’s office for the second…

Muslim pilot takes Hindu kids under wing

Abhinav Garg | TNN | Jun 27, 2015, 01.34 AM IST NEW DELHI: In a city where police and judges often come across brutal crimes done in the name of property or inheritance, a Muslim couple’s bid to raise two Hindu orphans has earned praise from the Delhi high court. Moved by what it termed…

Murdered for Talking to Upper Caste Friend? Engineer Found Dead on Railway Track

Gokulraj, an engineer, was found dead on railway tracks in Tamil Nadu Namakkal, Tamil Nadu: A young engineer in Tamil Nadu, who was found dead on railway tracks on Wednesday afternoon, was killed for speaking to an upper caste girl, his family alleges. Hours before his body was found, 21-year-old Gokulraj, who belongs to a…

MP: Dalit girl denied admission, moves court for justice

After being denied admission in Class 11 by a private school, a dalit girl and her parents approached the Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday. They have alleged gross injustice done to them by the school administration and are requesting the court to intervene to restore the girl’s fundamental right to equality and education. According…

Dalits protest construction of fence blocking path to their locality

PUDUKOTTAI: About 70 dalit families of a village at S Usilampatti panchayat in Pudukottai district are forced to take a detour of 3.5km as a vacant land on the path to their locality has been fenced by the owner of the land belonging to thevar community. The dalits in Ponamaravathi village have been facing the…

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