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Evening brief: Man detained for 'purifying' tank with cow urine

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Officials rushed to the village to inquire into the matter as a video of the “purification” went viral on social media. (Representational Image)
Officials rushed to the village to inquire into the matter as a video of the “purification” went viral on social media. (Representational Image)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 05:06 PM IST

Man arrested for ‘purifying’ tank with cow urine after Dalit woman drank water

The woman, Shivamma, drank water on November 18 from the tank in an upper-caste locality in the Heggatora village and prompted Mahadevappa to allegedly “purify” it.

Mahadevappa, the accused, has been sent to judicial custody. (HT PHOTO)
Mahadevappa, the accused, has been sent to judicial custody. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 03:01 PM IST

Centre justifies no SC tag for Dalit Muslims, Christians in Supreme Court

Currently, the constitutional right to reservations in jobs and education as a member of the SC community is extended only to people from Hindu, Sikh or Buddhist faiths, in accordance with the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950.

The government informed the court that it has last month formed a three-member panel headed by former CJI KG Balakrishnan to examine whether SC status can be granted to Dalit Muslims and Christians. (PTI)
The government informed the court that it has last month formed a three-member panel headed by former CJI KG Balakrishnan to examine whether SC status can be granted to Dalit Muslims and Christians. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 05:22 AM IST

Dalit couple, son shot dead over dispute in Madhya Pradesh village

The 32-year-old victim's two younger brothers were injured in the attack while the main accused has been arrested.

Representational image.
Representational image.
Published on Oct 25, 2022 08:15 PM IST

Video shows Dalits being asked to serve Karnataka CM only branded tea

The Congress on Thursday shared a video purportedly showing officials instructing a Dalit family to serve only branded and packaged tea powder instead of ordinary tea to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and BJP leader B S Yediyurappa, among others.

Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai had breakfast with Hirala Kollarappa, a Dalit community member, and his family members, at Kamalapura village in Vijayanagar district. (PTI)
Chief minister Basavaraj Bommai had breakfast with Hirala Kollarappa, a Dalit community member, and his family members, at Kamalapura village in Vijayanagar district. (PTI)
Published on Oct 14, 2022 08:44 AM IST
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