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Dalit groups protesting at the Thane railway station during the Maharashtra Bandh after clashes erupted between in Bhima Koregaon near Pune, in Mumbai in January 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Four years of Modi govt: Welfare crucial to capping Dalit anger

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 08:29 AM IST
The NDA government has been contending with Dalit anger bubbling into violent protests in the face of accusations that it has not ensured equal rights for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani in Jaipur on Sunday.(ANI/ Twitter)
Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani in Jaipur on Sunday.(ANI/ Twitter)

Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani stopped at Jaipur airport en route to Nagaur

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Nitika Kakkar
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:57 PM IST
The Gujarat lawmaker said police were forcing him to fly back to Ahmedabad and not allowing to hold a press conference in Jaipur.
Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Bhopal on April 2.(PTI File Photo)
Members of Dalit community stage a protest during 'Bharat Bandh' against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Bhopal on April 2.(PTI File Photo)

MP cop suspended for taking part in Dalit protests on April 2

Press Trust of India, Morena | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 03:36 PM IST
The constable was suspended after a video, in which he is allegedly seen participating in the protests at a local railway station, went viral on social media.
People pay tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary at Parliament House in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
People pay tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 127th birth anniversary at Parliament House in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Protests, ‘cleansing’ and tributes mark Ambedkar’s birth anniversary this year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/Ahmedabad/Bhopal/Meerut | By HT Correspondents, New Delhi/ahmedabad/bhopal/meerut
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 12:26 AM IST
In Vadodara, members of Dalit community “cleansed” BR Ambedkar’s statue after Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi and some BJP leaders paid floral tributes on his 127th birth anniversary.
In its March 20 ruling, the Supreme Court barred immediate arrests under the SC/ST Act, a move the Centre has argued dilutes the law.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)
In its March 20 ruling, the Supreme Court barred immediate arrests under the SC/ST Act, a move the Centre has argued dilutes the law.(Sonu Mehta/HT File Photo)

Kerala govt seeks review of Supreme Court ruling on SC/ST Act

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 10:20 PM IST
The state government filed a review petition in the top court, saying that the judgment has wide ramifications and has created insecurity among the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes.
Members of Samanya Pichhda Alpsankhayak Kalyan Samaj light candles during a condolence meeting to pay tribute to the people killed in protests against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act during Bharat Bandh, in Bhopal, on April 7, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Members of Samanya Pichhda Alpsankhayak Kalyan Samaj light candles during a condolence meeting to pay tribute to the people killed in protests against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act during Bharat Bandh, in Bhopal, on April 7, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Govt plans to keep SC/ST act ‘unchanged’ if Supreme Court doesn’t reverse order

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2018 09:55 PM IST
The government will explore all legal options after the Supreme Court takes a call on the review petition that the government filed on April 2 against the court’s March 20 judgment, which triggered nationwide Dalit protests.
KG Balakrishnan was the first Dalit to become the Chief Justice of India in January 2007.(HT File Photo)
KG Balakrishnan was the first Dalit to become the Chief Justice of India in January 2007.(HT File Photo)

SC/ST verdict of Supreme Court is basically wrong, says former CJI Balakrishnan

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 05:58 PM IST
In its March 20 order, the apex court barred automatic arrests under the SC/ST Act in a bid to protect honest public servants discharging bona fide duties from being blackmailed with false cases.
Members of student organisations gather at the North Campus to express solidarity with University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula, whose suicide on the campus had triggered nationwide outrage on Dalit and minority-related issues.(HT File Photo)
Members of student organisations gather at the North Campus to express solidarity with University of Hyderabad student Rohith Vemula, whose suicide on the campus had triggered nationwide outrage on Dalit and minority-related issues.(HT File Photo)

From politics to talks by anti-caste thinkers: Dalit students resist bias

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 10:19 AM IST
A generation ago, Dalit students were intimidated by hostile conditions in higher education. Today, with rising Ambedkarite discourse, they strike a confident note
West Bengal Samajik Nyay Manch carry out protest rally in Kolkata against the April 2 Dalit protests and deaths, on April 4, 2018.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
West Bengal Samajik Nyay Manch carry out protest rally in Kolkata against the April 2 Dalit protests and deaths, on April 4, 2018.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Dalits being ‘tortured’ post Bharat Bandh violence, says BJP MP Udit Raj

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 10:14 AM IST
BJP MP Udit Raj in a tweet said people of the Dalit community were being targeted following the large scale violent protests on April 2.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya(PTI)

Opposition parties responsible for violence during Dalit protests: UP Dy CM Maurya

Press Trust of India, Ghaziabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2018 08:59 AM IST
As many as 5,000 people were booked for creating ruckus and damaging public and government properties in Ghaziabad during the protests.
Smoke billows from a burning bus during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act, in Alwar on Monday.(PTI)
Smoke billows from a burning bus during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act, in Alwar on Monday.(PTI)

Dalit protests: Normalcy returns to Rajasthan’s Hindaun but curfew remains

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 01:08 PM IST
Curfew was to be in effect till 1pm today as the situation in Hindaun settled down following Monday’s violence.
Injured Dalit youths Raju and Pradeep Jatav during the Bharat Bandh in Gwalior on Tuesday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Injured Dalit youths Raju and Pradeep Jatav during the Bharat Bandh in Gwalior on Tuesday.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Dalit protests: Simmering caste tension in MP erupted after shutdown

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar, Punya Priya Mitra and Ranjan
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 07:36 AM IST
While peace prevailed in these districts on Tuesday, police and ground reports indicate caste tensions were simmering and the bandh acted as a trigger for the differences to erupt.
BJP president Amit Shah at Parliament House during the budget session in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
BJP president Amit Shah at Parliament House during the budget session in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

BJP, Centre reach out to Dalits after protests over SC/ST Act, slam Congress

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 07:21 PM IST
Dalit protests against the softening of the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court triggered large-scale violence in different parts of the country.
TMC leaders protest against atrocities on Dalits, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI photo)
TMC leaders protest against atrocities on Dalits, at Parliament House in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI photo)

Never thought it will become political issue: Complainant in SC/ST case

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 05:57 PM IST
According to complainant Bhaskar Gaikwad, the SC/ST case which reached the Supreme Court originated from his complaint filed in 2007.
Smoke billows from a burning bus in Alwar on Monday during Bharat Bandh call by Dalit organisations.(PTI photo)
Smoke billows from a burning bus in Alwar on Monday during Bharat Bandh call by Dalit organisations.(PTI photo)

A day after protests, Dalit slums targeted in Rajasthan’s Hindaun, politicians’ houses burnt

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bharatpur | By Rakesh Goswami
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 10:50 PM IST
Violence rocked Rajasthan’s Hindaun town for the second successive day on Tuesday when non-Dalit groups allegedly targeted Dalit slums and forced the administration to clamp a curfew.
One of the protesters died in the firing, leading to the case against policemen being converted into that of attempt to murder.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)
One of the protesters died in the firing, leading to the case against policemen being converted into that of attempt to murder.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)

2 cops charged with attempt to murder after Bharat Bandh protester dies in MP police firing

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent, Bhopal
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 03:04 PM IST
Chambal inspector general Santosh Singh said the mob had surrounded the police chowki and set things on fire which led to the policemen firing in self defence.
Protesters burn effigies near Rajiv Chowk in Gurgaon on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Protesters burn effigies near Rajiv Chowk in Gurgaon on Monday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Bharat Bandh brings India to a standstill: 3 reasons why Dalits are angry

UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 10:49 AM IST
Several Dalit groups had called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday, demanding restoration of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act to its original form.
File photo of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.(AP photo)
File photo of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.(AP photo)

Rahul Gandhi has no moral right to talk about Dalit issues, says Ram Vilas Paswan

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 04:38 PM IST
With opposition parties targeting the BJP after a SC order on a law for atrocities against Dalits, Paswan praised the government for filing a review plea against the verdict within two weeks.
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