Tag: Caste Atrocities

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Extreme Caste Discrimination Leaves Puri’s Dalits Threatened and Looted

 
/ July 5, 2019

One of India’s biggest religious hubs, Puri, is also a hub for atrocities against Dalits by upper caste individuals.

Atrocities Against Dalits Continue but Perpetrators Often Go Scot Free

 
/ October 23, 2018

Amidst debates on the dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, a family in Odisha struggles to bring their ‘upper’ caste perpetrator to task.

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Dalit Man Dies of Police Brutality in Jharkhand

 
/ April 9, 2018

Police brutality against people from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities is neither new nor rare. The state should focus on protecting vulnerable groups from torture rather than weakening the existing law against caste-discrimination and atrocity.

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Dalit Homes Burn While ‘Upper’ Caste Arsonists Roam Scot Free

 
/ August 11, 2017

A dozen Dalit houses were torched after electoral defeat of ‘upper’ castes in Odisha village. The police, instead of making arrests, are protecting the accused.

A Dalit man succumbed to injuries sustained in caste-violence in Gujarat

 
/ May 17, 2016

On an average, 47 Dalits were killed every year in Gujarat between 2010 and 2014. In the same years, over 9588 cases of caste-based atrocities were reported by Dalits in the state. These numbers, however, are the tip of the iceberg as many more cases of caste atrocities go unreported....