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Caste Discrimination Took Precedence Over Humanity During Cyclone Fani

 
/ May 29, 2019

While Odisha is trying to gather pieces after Cyclone Fani, Dalit community in the Puri, are facing caste discrimination in the wake of catastrophe.

Live Wire burns 250 houses in Bihar

 
/ August 24, 2016

A fire broke out in a sleepy hamlet of Dumari, Bihar in the middle of an April afternoon when a live electrical wire snapped, burning 250 makeshift houses down to the ground, leaving its poor residents homeless. “I’ve lost everything in the fire; there is no place to live and nothing to...

Since the Delhi rape in 2012, has anything changed for women in India?

 
/ May 17, 2016

  Almost four years since the country was shaken by protests after the brutal rape and murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey in 2012, what has changed for young women in India? According to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), there was a 9% increase in crimes against...

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....

Rampant casteism in Odisha: Dalits thrown out of the village

 
/ February 3, 2015

February 3; Bargarh, Odisha In the month of July last year, three dalit families were thrown out of their house in Deultunda village. The mob, which chased them out of the village, mostly consisting of ‘upper-caste’ Hindus, also vandalised whatever little possessions they had. “They were drunk and chased us...

Houses of Dalit families burnt by upper caste men

 
/ October 9, 2014

12 powerful men from the ‘upper caste’ burnt down the houses of 4 Dalit families, our Community Correspondent Reena Devi reports from Maha Dalit Tola area of Chitauria Village in Katihar, Bihar.   The conflict arose because the attackers had been trying to forcefully evict the residents. A meeting date...

Life under threat: Dalit suffering sees no end

 
/ April 14, 2014

Forty scheduled caste families residing in Wasai village of Maharashtra had their yearly crops destroyed by 50 ‘so called upper caste’ people. After destroying their crops the upper caste people were also threatening to kill the poor famers and have blocked all the ways to their fields. When the farmers...

Where is Our Right to Shelter?

 
/ February 24, 2014

Community correspondent Kesha Devi reports of a Dalit family from her village, Mahuramshala in Uttar Pradesh, who have been living without a proper roof over their heads. Harilal Harijan with his family of nine, has been living in a bamboo hut for over three years now. He is a daily...