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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…

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…

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…

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…

Cop Booked Under SC/ST Act for Framing and Arresting Dalits

Published: 24th June 2015 06:02 AM THOOTHUKUDI:Inspector Selvam who had framed and arrested four innocent Dalits in a double murder case was booked under the SC/ST Act at Thattaparai police station on Tuesday. A senior police official claimed that Selvam was also added as one of the accused in the twin murder case at Varthagareddipatti…

Dalit priest’s suicide: Tamil Nadu minister Panneerselvam’s brother gets bail

L Saravanan,TNN | Jun 24, 2015, 06.25 PM IST MADURAI: A sessions court in Theni on Wednesday granted bail to O Raja, brother of Tamil Nadu finance minister O Panneerselvam, in a case relating to the suicide of a dalit priest. The Madurai bench of the Madras high court on June 11 directed Raja to…

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…

80% Dalit Christians Facing Caste Discrimination

Published: 24th June 2015 07:44 AM DINDIGUL: Around 80 percent of Dalit Christians suffer from caste discrimination in the Church especially in some Dioceses with a group of persons enjoying foreign funds, according to Christopher of Dalit Viduthalai Iyakkam (Dalit Liberation Movement). Deposing before the TN Minority commission, which held a review meeting here on…

Youth found dead in Haryana village

22:34 HRS IST Rewari (Har), Jun 20 (PTI) A Dalit youth was found dead near Bhoorthala village here, police said today. The victim has been identified as Sandeep, they said. In a complaint, his father Mangat Ram alleged that Sandeep was murdered by the employees of a cowshed located at Kosli, who later dumped the…

Dalit girl thrashed as shadow falls on upper caste man

Chattarpur (MP) A minor Dalit girl was allegedly bea en up by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here, alleging that the vic im’s shadow fell on a muscleman of their family , the police said on Tuesday . The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also filed on the same…

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