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Rising Dalit Anger Puts the BJP on the Back Foot

The Wire - ‎vor 6 Stunden‎
While the campaign itself targeted Muslims, the Sangh parivar ignored the fact that a section of Dalits depends on traditional occupations that it considers anti-Hindu, among which is skinning dead cattle. The recent uprising of Dalits in various ...

DSP's Death: Get Bandaru Dattatreya, Smriti Irani to resign: K'taka CM

The Indian Express - ‎19.07.2016‎
Slamming the BJP's “double standards”, he said the party did not dare seek resignations of Union minister Dattatreya, whose name figured in the FIR in the suicide of Dalit student Rohith Vemula at University of Hyderabad, or Irani, who was accused by ...

Weaker sections being trampled upon in Gujarat:Rahul

Times of India - ‎21.07.2016‎
"I told the victims that we will defeat this ideology not only in Gujarat but in the whole country," he said. Bringing up Rohith Vemula suicide issue, Rahul linked the Hyderabad campus incident with suicide attempts by youths during the ongoing dalit ...

Parliament Live: Uproar in RS over AAP MP Bhagwat Mann's video stunt

Firstpost - ‎19.07.2016‎
Uproar in Rajya Sabha as Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Jairam Ramesh face off on the floor. Naqvi requested The Chair to begin discussions on the CAMPA Bill after Ramesh left the floor.

Parliament Live: Centre will not tolerate atrocities against Dalits, says Rajnath Singh

Firstpost - ‎19.07.2016‎
Javadekar in Lok Sabha: "We must attract foreign students. .... He went on to read a line from Rohith Vemula's suicide note, " Every time a Dalit student joins a university, supply him with a rope so that he can hang himself with it." ..... Congress ...

Hyd Uni ABVP leader booked for alleged assault on M Phil student

The News Minute - ‎18.07.2016‎
... Amol Singh, claimed that the attackers mistook him for a Kashmiri. Police also booked Singh after Kumar, accused of abetting the suicide of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula on the campus in January, alleged in his cross complaint that Singh had attacked ...

Kashmiri students being attacked in India for no reason at all

Daily Pakistan - ‎21.07.2016‎
BHOPAL - As unrest and clashes continue in Kashmir and the death toll has risen to 42, Kashmiri students in other parts of the country are being attacked and beaten.

Siddaramaiah attacks BJP over Georg's resignation, rules out CBI probe

Times of India - ‎19.07.2016‎
Accusing BJP of moral bankruptcy, the CM said FIRs have been registered against union labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya following the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula in the Hyderabad Central University and union textile minister Smriti ...

BJP in the Anti-Dalit Dock: Dalits on the Streets in Gujarat,UP

Google (press release) - ‎21.07.2016‎
NEW DELHI: The BJP has spent the last 48 hours trying to fight off an increasingly sticky anti-Dalit image that has been enhanced with the flogging of Dalits skinning a cow in Gujarat, the demolition of the Ambedkar heritage site in Mumbai and now the ...

Parliament Live: In Lok Sabha, Rajnath Singh blames Cong for destabilising popular govts

Firstpost - ‎19.07.2016‎
Speaker Sumitra was unmoved by Bhagwant Mann's written apology and has proposed taking serious action against him. When asked to comment about the issue outside of Parliament, she said, "All Parliament members are agitated, issue wont be resolved ...

Vemula's comrades not invited by JNUSU for discussion on Rohith Act

Hindustan Times - ‎12.07.2016‎
Only, they haven't bothered to invite or even inform Rohith Vemula's comrades in the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) and other Dalit student leaders of the Hyderabad Central University (HCU). Even the students' union of HCU hasn't been invited.

The YouTubers Pushing India's Millennials to Talk About Tough Issues (Penises, for Instance)

WIRED - ‎14.07.2016‎
“In the Indian Internet market, shock and humor are the only things that definitely work, but we also think about what young people should be talking about.

Rohith Vemula's bust in UoH campus 'vandalized', students point fingers at VC

The News Minute - ‎10.07.2016‎
Days after the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice at University of Hyderabad, which was formed following the death of Rohith Vemula, complained that a statue of Ambedkar in the campus was 'desecrated', the bust of Vemula kept at the Velivada has ...

Guns for Dalits: Athawale's demand is divisive and dangerous

Hindustan Times - ‎13.07.2016‎
On July 11, Shiv Sena members stripped four Dalit men, tied them to a car and thrashed them in a village of Gir-Somnath district in Gujarat for skinning dead cows. While such incidents ... Or, how can we end such violence against Dalits? Most of us ...

MP: Dalit IAS officer threatens to end life

Hindustan Times - ‎15.07.2016‎
“The chief minister's claim that he is a well-wisher of Dalits holds no water, as he and his coterie of bureaucrats don't like the Dalit officers who hold their head high. Owing to insults heaped upon me, I have been left with no option but to commit ...

A Dalit Soldier's Death Exposes Just How Terrible India's Caste Problem Still Is

Youth Ki Awaaz - ‎09.07.2016‎
Every so often, even those Dalits who have broken through India's logjam of caste find it difficult to navigate a society dominated by upper castes.