Dalits

Dalit boy fined Rs 60,000 for touching idol in Karnataka

Bangaluru, September 23 (KMS): Member of a panchayat comprising upper caste Hindus fined a Dalit family with Rs 60,000 after their son touched a Hindu idol in the Indian state of Karnataka. The incident occurred in Ullerahalli village of Kolar district earlier this month. On September 8, when a Hindu …

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Will sexual violence against Dalits ever end in India, asks DW

Will sexual violence against Dalits ever end in India, asks DW

New Delhi, September 22 (KMS): There has been a shocking increase in sexual violence committed against Dalit women who languish at the bottom of India’s caste system. But the issue is likely worse than it appears because so many crimes go unreported, reported Deutsche Welle, a German state-owned international broadcaster. …

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Congress says BJP, RSS giving communal color to Lakhimpur Kheri rape, murder case

New Delhi, September 17 (KMS): The Congress has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) are giving communal color to the alleged rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri and demanded that justice delivery in the case be fast-tracked. The …

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Cook, asks students to throw food served by Dalit girls, arrested

Udaipur (Rajasthan), September 04 (KMS): A cook was arrested for discriminating with two Dalit girls in a government school in the State’s Udaipur district, police said. The Dalit girls had reportedly served midday meal cooked by one Lala Ram Gurjar in a government upper primary school in Barodi area on …

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Dalit man killed by in-laws for marrying upper-caste woman in Uttarakhand

New Delhi, September 03 (KMS): A Dalit man was killed by his in-laws for marrying an upper caste woman in Almora district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Salt sub-division tehsildar Nisha Rani said that Jagdish Chandra, a Dalit political activist from Panuadhokhan village, was found dead in a car …

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Dalit student dies after upper caste teacher beats him for ‘drinking water’ from his pot

New Delhi, Aug 17 (KMS): New Delhi, August 17 (KMS): A nine-year-old Dalit student, who had suffered injuries on his eye and ear after his teacher thrashed him for drinking water from a pot meant for so-called upper caste Hindus at a private school in Rajasthan’s Jalore district, died in …

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No chair for many Dalit Panchayat presidents in Tamil Nadu: Shocking survey report

Chennai, August 12 (KMS): In a survey conducted by the Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TNUEF), it was shockingly found that many Dalit panchayat presidents in the state were not even allowed a chair in their offices. The survey found that in 22 out of the 386 panchayats surveyed, Dalit …

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‘India’s Dalit community faces systemic persecution by upper-caste Hindus’

Islamabad, July 18 (KMS): India’s Dalit community has faced systemic persecution by so-called upper-caste Hindus for ages and after Anti-Conversion bill brought in, the entire situation has emboldened right-wing Hindu extremists to unleash a reign of terror on the oppressed minorities living in India. Sociologist Sanjay Srivastava said, besides being …

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Dalit man beaten to death by UP cops, body forcibly cremated

Lucknow, June 29 (KMS): A 35-year-old Dalit man Gautam was beaten to death by policemen in Farrukhabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Warning: Disturbing visuals. In UP’s Farrukhabad, Gautam, father of three, was beaten by policemen following raid at victim’s residence on the night of June 24 …

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Dalit youth brutally thrashed by UP Police for “staring at them”

Lucknow, June 03 (KMS): A Dalit youth Subhash was brutally thrashed by police in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow when he had stepped out to watch a fight between his neighbours. He was subjected to third-degree torture. Family members told reporters that the cops beat him to a pulp with a leather …

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