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Two Dalits killed over Rs 4 in Allahabad

Four persons have been arrested and security personnel have been deployed in Mohiuddipur village. By: Express News Service | Allahabad | Published on:June 13, 2015 2:38 am An argument over Rs 4 led to a clash in Allahabad’s Ghoorpur area Friday, leaving two Dalits dead and three injured, police said. The victims’ family retaliated by…

13 Dalit families denied food and water after FIR against upper caste youth

Jun 08 2015 : Mirror (Mumbai) Chaitanya Marpakwar IN OSMANABAD JUST 450 KM FROM MUMBAI, IT’S STILL THE DARK AGES Ansurda village near Osmanabad has ostracised the families after a clash over the songs played during Dr Ambedkar’s birth anniversary in April Thirteen Dalit families in Ansurda village near Osmanabad, 450 km from Mumbai, have…

Dalit families want to relocate

13 families in a Maharashtra village live in constant fear of attack Facing a social boycott from upper castes and fearing possible violence, all 13 Dalit families of Ansurda village in Osmanabad in Maharashtra have written to District Collector Prashant Narnavre seeking rehabilitation near an urban area. Mr. Narnavre said the administration would ensure the…

Dalit deaths trigger concern

Mumbai, May 31: A fortnight after a Dalit youth was murdered by eight dominant caste youths in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar for having a pro-Dalit slogan as his ringtone, another youth from the community has died under controversial circumstances in police custody in the same district. Nitin Balu Sathye (22) died in police custody on May 29…

Dalits in Kheda village attacked over water dispute

Members of the dalit community in Malwada village of Kheda district were allegedly attacked on Thursday in a dispute over water. Local police have booked 20 people for the incident. The incident took place on Thursday night after some members of the dalit community damaged the pipeline supplying water to the village, thereby disrupting water…

Dalit student’s wrist cut off for wearing watch at school in Madurai

Written by Arun Janardhanan | Chennai | September 4, 2014 6:05 pm A Dalit teenager’s wrist was cut off by seniors at a village school near Madurai for wearing a wrist watch. The incident happened on Wednesday night when a gang of seniors waylaid P Ramesh, 16, and attacked him with knives. He was admitted…

KARNATAKA HC ACQUITS ACCUSED OF DALIT MASSACRE

BENGALURU: A division bench of the Karnataka High Court on Thursday acquitted all 46 accused in the Kambalpalli Dalit massacre case where seven dalits were burnt alive by an upper caste mob on March 11, 2000. The bench headed by Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar held that a conviction would be “prejudicial” to the interest of the…

Dalit wedding fetes face feudal rage in Rajasthan

It was Jaipal’s wedding at Gugal Kota in Alwar on June 21. His father, Roshan Lal, made him ride a decorated horse, at the head of the wedding party, to the bride’s home. But the Rajputs in the village disliked such a celebration by a Dalit family and they would not allow it to go…

Headman ‘sanctions’ retaliatory rape of Dalit girl, a village watches

Written by Deepu Sebastian Edmond | New Delhi | July 11, 2014 11:09 am Nakabandi went up to the mukhiya and demanded that he be allowed to rape the girl. It is a rape that no one denies. The parents and neighbours of the 14-year-old Dalit girl raped in this hamlet on July 7 evening…

`Raped Badaun girls were hanged alive’

Subjected To Severe Torture, Autopsy Says The post-mortem report of the two gangraped Badaun cousins has shown that they were hanged while they were still alive, the police said here on Wednesday . The barbaric nature of the sexual assault could be gauged from the fact that apart from innumerable abrasions, scratches and contusions on…

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