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Dalit Girl Murder: OSCPCR Head Visits

By Express News Service Published: 26th June 2015 06:00 AM BALAGAVI: Chairman of Odisha State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (OSCPCR) Rajendra Meher visited Sargipali village on Thursday and met the family of the Dalit minor girl who was raped and murdered. Accompanied by Chairperson of Balangir Child Welfare Committee S Mishra, District Social…

NIA did not allow me to drop Muslims from 2006 Malegaon case

Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian says `Hindu’ officers were pulling strings even when UPA was in power It wasn’t just the NDA government that wanted National Investigation Agency’s special public prosecutor, Rohini Salian, to go soft in the Malegaon blasts case. She told Mirror on Thursday that certain `higher up’ Hindu officers in NIA during the…

Ode massacre case: 3 accused get benefit of doubt, acquitted

Ahmedabad Mirror Bureau [email protected] in TWEETS @ahmedabadmirror The three had been absconding since the 2001 riots; but they surrendered before the court in January this year following which the trial began A special designated court on Thursday acquitted three accused, giving them benefit of doubt in the 2001 Ode mas sacre case. The accused had…

100 dalit Christians re-convert to Hinduism in Gorakhpur

Lucknow, June 26, 2015, DHNS: After several months, Uttar Pradesh had the first instance of “ghar vapsi” when saffron outfits in Gorakhpur re-converted nearly 100 Dalits from Christianity to Hinduism. Reports said members of Hindu Yuva Vahini, the outfit belonging to Gorakhpur BJP MP Mahant Adityanath, held a special ceremony at the Dalit hamlet of…

A village which lived in harmony is now flared with communal tension

VIRUDHNAGAR: Saalai Maraikulam village in Kariapatti taluk in Virudhunagar district has been an example of the dominant community and dalits living in harmony for several decades. But, recently the village witnessed several unpleasant incidents, due to which communal tension has become rife, and police deployed to prevent untoward incidents. The village has around 600 families…

Since this new govt came, I have been told to go soft on accused (Hindu extremists): Special Public Prosecutor

Rohini Salian said she wants the NIA to officially denotify her from the case to which she was appointed in 2008, ‘so that I am free to take up other cases, against the NIA, if need be’. Written by Sunanda Mehta | Mumbai/pune | Updated: June 25, 2015 10:26 am Rohini Salian, Special Public Prosecutor…

VHP leader wants Muslims to give up claim over Ayodhya

Ayodhya: There can be no communal harmony unless Muslims forgo their claim on Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi, where there are temple-mosque disputes, VHP leader Ashok Singhal said on Wednesday and asked Sunni Central Board and All India Muslim Personal Law Board to take initiative. “They (Muslims) should also think how far this struggle will go,”…

Tension prevails in Lucknow over Imambara locks

Jun 25, 2015 | Age Correspondent| Lucknow Tension simmers in Lucknow after the Allahabad high court directed the Lucknow district magistrate to reopen the locks on the Imambaras and maintain law and order around the monuments. The gates of the two monuments were locked by the protesters — majority of them supporters of Shia cleric…

Protesting SC, ST category teachers shave heads

Dehradun, June 24 Agitating teachers from the SC/ST category tonsured their heads to register their protest here today. The teachers have decided to intensify the agitation if the Congress-led state government does not take effective steps to fulfil their pending demands. The agitators, under the banner of SC/ST Teachers Association, gathered at the Parade Ground.…

How land disputes are fuelling caste clashes in Rajasthan

By Zubair Ahmed BBC Hindi, Rajasthan 24 June 2015 A heap of mud and bricks are all that distinguish this plot of land from the rest of the village of Dangawas in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. Last month however, it was the scene of a brutal attack on its Dalit (formerly known as…

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