India's 'untouchables' declare own religion

New Delhi, India (CNN) -- In an event considered rare, one of India's low-caste communities has declared its own distinct religion. Followers of a 14-century spiritual figure, Guru Ravidass, will now have their own holy…

Dalit families face caste bias in Kariapati

KARIAPATTI: The plight of the 37 Dalit families, whose members have fled T Veppankulam in Virudhunagar district — of the 120 families,  70 are that of caste Hindus and 49 Scheduled Castes — to Kariapatti…