Category Archives: Dalits&Tribals

India to lose ground on caste discrimination at UN

NEW DELHI: The ongoing session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva looks set to recognize caste-based discrimination as a human rights violation. This, despite India’s opposition and following Nepal’s breaking ranks on the culturally sensitive issue. Nepal has

Mahato charged under the draconian Unlawful Activities Prevention Act

JHARGRAM: People’s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) leader Chhatradhar Mahato, who was arrested on Saturday, has been charged with sedition and remanded in five days’ police custody. He also faces charges under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). A

Police invoke draconian laws against Dalit activists

JALANDHAR: Agitators taking to the streets to register their protests will be forced to think twice before letting their anger spill into the open. In a pathbreaking decision that is likely to change the course of protestations in a state

Gujarati Dalits insist Deesa boy was murdered

AHMEDABAD: Dalit families from Deesa, who have been fighting for justice for one of their boys who was killed recently, reached Ahmedabad demanding that local police file a complaint of murder instead of accidental death. Ramesh Parmar, a resident of

Dalits barred from entering Karnataka temple

BELLARY: Untouchability is prevalent in many parts of the country and Dharmasagara village near Hospet taluk is no exception. Here, people from  upper castes have forbidden the dalits from entering into temples.

Tribal literacy rate is far below : Hamid Ansari

New Delhi, Aug 27 :  Delivering inaugural address at the International Seminar on “Adivasi/ST Communities in India: Development and Change” organized by the Institute for Human Development here today, Indian Vice President M Hamid Ansari said that the literacy rate

Jain Sadhvi arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments

Jalandhar: A Jain sadhvi was arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments of a community after her comments sparked violent protests in Jalandhar cantonment area where a complete bandh was observed today. 50-year-old Chelna Devi was remanded to judicial custody

Tribal struggle against displacement in Jharkhand

Jharkhand is known as the abode of Adivasis (the indigenous people, constitutionally they are called as scheduled tribe), the land of struggle and mineral rich state in India. “Jharkhand” literally means ‘the land of forests’ came into existence as 28th

Meira Kumar, a Dalit leader is the new Lok Sabha Speaker

New Delhi – A new chapter was written in the annals of India’s political history as country’s parliament unanimously elected a former diplomat from the lowest rung of Hinduism’s rigid caste ladder, the Dalits or untouchables, as the first woman

Court upholds Dalit rights

An appeals court judge stunned a lower court when he overruled the lower court judge’s ruling against a Dalit man. The landmark decision was handed down by a judge in India’s Jammu & Kashmir state in March, according to international