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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati. (PTI PHOTO.)

Mayawati reacts to SAD-BSP alliance in Punjab, calls it a 'historic step'

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 03:56 PM IST
  • Mayawati echoed the words of her new political ally SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal, as she said the alliance is a " historic step".
The Congress leader, who has consistently attacked the government on his Twitter on topics ranging from economy to laws and policies, had recently said the Indian economy is in recession for the first time under PM Modi.(PTI)
The Congress leader, who has consistently attacked the government on his Twitter on topics ranging from economy to laws and policies, had recently said the Indian economy is in recession for the first time under PM Modi.(PTI)

‘In BJP’s vision, Adivasis and Dalits should not have access to education’: Rahul Gandhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:25 PM IST
Gandhi’s tweet cited a report which said that scholarships for 60 lakh SC students is stuck due to end of central funding.
Police in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer are searching for more than a dozen men who allegedly thrashed three Dalits for stealing five donkeys.(HT File Photo)
Police in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer are searching for more than a dozen men who allegedly thrashed three Dalits for stealing five donkeys.(HT File Photo)

Another video of Dalits thrashed in Rajasthan surfaces, one arrested

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 11:23 AM IST
The latest video comes on the heels of two similar videos of atrocities against Dalit men in Barmer and Nagaur.
Two children from the Dalit community were allegedly beaten to death by two men for defecating at a spot close to the house of the attackers in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Two children from the Dalit community were allegedly beaten to death by two men for defecating at a spot close to the house of the attackers in a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri district on Wednesday.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Family of MP Dalits kids killed for ‘open defecation’ wants to leave village

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Shivpuri | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 27, 2019 03:35 PM IST
An official from the district administration said the Balmiki family’s fear stems from the fact that it does not get along with the other families in the village.
For the fourth year in a row, Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district administration has cancelled Sri Badrakaliamman Temple festival in Pazhang Kallimedu village due to differences between various caste groups.(PTI Photo)
For the fourth year in a row, Tamil Nadu’s Nagapattinam district administration has cancelled Sri Badrakaliamman Temple festival in Pazhang Kallimedu village due to differences between various caste groups.(PTI Photo)

Temple festival in Tamil Nadu shelved for 4th year in a row over Dalits taking part

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 07:39 PM IST
A section of Dalits in Pazhang Kallimedu Village in Vedaranyam Taluk wanted to perform Mandagapadi - special rituals ahead of the temple festival.
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a directive for setting up of two residential schools for children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state’s Sonbhadra district.(HT file)
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a directive for setting up of two residential schools for children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state’s Sonbhadra district.(HT file)

UP govt orders setting up of two schools for tribals, Dalits in Sonbhadra

PTI, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 02:42 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has issued a directive for setting up of two residential schools for children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the state’s Sonbhadra district.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat with BJP National Chief Amit Shah in an book launch event from 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat with BJP National Chief Amit Shah in an book launch event from 2017.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Focus on Dalits, minorities, RSS tells BJP

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh identified Dalits, women and minorities as the three constituencies BJP should sharpen its focus on,
According to the recent data published by the Census of India, 71% Dalits are landless labourers who work on land they do not own.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
According to the recent data published by the Census of India, 71% Dalits are landless labourers who work on land they do not own.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Landlessness takes away Dalits’ legal and official validity as Indian citizens

By Suraj Yengde
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 09:00 AM IST
Citizenship requires entitlement to resources. The community must stake claim to State-owned land.
Tension gripped a village in north Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district on Friday after some upper caste residents objected to a Dalit bridegroom riding a horse during his wedding procession(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Tension gripped a village in north Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district on Friday after some upper caste residents objected to a Dalit bridegroom riding a horse during his wedding procession(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Dalit groom’s horse ride triggers threats

Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:55 PM IST
According to police, the upper caste members allegedly issued a diktat asking the bridegroom, Sanjay Rathod, not to ride a horse, leading to tension in Sitwada village.
Lok Sabha elections 2019: In UP, BJP woos Dalits, but must win trust(AFP)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: In UP, BJP woos Dalits, but must win trust(AFP)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In UP, BJP woos Dalits, but must win trust

Uttar Pradesh/Maharashtra/West Bengal | By Dhrubo Jyoti and Snigdha Poonam
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 09:34 PM IST
Choudhary’s transformation underlines the deep fault lines in the BJP’s strategy and politics around Dalits in Uttar Pradesh: the electoral and social dominance of upper castes, the need to win over Dalit voters (making up a fifth of the state’s voters) and the dichotomy of the party’s appeals to them.
the BJP will be cooking over 3,000 kg khichdi with rice and lentils collected from nearly three lakh Dalit households in Delhi at its rally in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
the BJP will be cooking over 3,000 kg khichdi with rice and lentils collected from nearly three lakh Dalit households in Delhi at its rally in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

BJP aims Dalit connect, world record with 3,000 kg khichdi at Amit Shah’s Delhi rally

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:04 AM IST
The BJP plans to cook over 3,000 kg khichdi with rice and lentils collected from nearly three lakh Dalit households in Delhi for party president Amit Shah’s rally on Sunday.
During a poll rally at Malakheda in Alwar district, Yogi Adityanath had said Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.(PTI)
During a poll rally at Malakheda in Alwar district, Yogi Adityanath had said Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.(PTI)

After Yogi remark, Dalits in Agra want Hanuman temple managements to be given to them

Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 10:43 PM IST
After chief minister Yogi Adityanath called Lord Hanuman a Dalit during an election rally in Rajasthan’s Alwar last week, Dalits in Agra have demanded that management of all Hanuman temples across the country be handed over to them.
Ajmer: Voters display their Aadhar cards and finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote at a polling station. (Representational Photo)(PTI file photo)
Ajmer: Voters display their Aadhar cards and finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote at a polling station. (Representational Photo)(PTI file photo)

Constituency watch: OBCs, Dalits to play a key role in Rajasthan’s Sangod

By Aabshar H Quazi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 05:07 PM IST
Ahead of Rajasthan Assembly election 2018, the Sangod has around 40000 Dhakar, around 38000 scheduled caste and around 22000 scheduled tribe voters. It also has around 18000 Mali, about 17000 Muslim and some 15000 Gujjar voters.
Sukhdeo Thorat speaks about Dalits in India at Sumant Moolgaokar hall, MCCIA, SB road organised by PIC in Pune, India, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)
Sukhdeo Thorat speaks about Dalits in India at Sumant Moolgaokar hall, MCCIA, SB road organised by PIC in Pune, India, on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.(SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

State government to a large extent has given good opportunities to Dalits, says Thorat

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Parth Welankar
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 06:00 PM IST
According to Thorat, despite performing well in some areas, the government has a long way to go as far as the overall upliftment of the particular section of the society is concerned.
Bharat Bandh protest: Protesters stop train in Darbhanga on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Bharat Bandh protest: Protesters stop train in Darbhanga on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Bharat Bandh on SC/ST Act amendment: Trains stopped in Bihar, petrol pumps shut in MP, protests in UP

Bhopal | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 12:18 PM IST
Bharat Bandh against the amendment to the SC/ST Act: Security has been stepped up and school closed in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and some other states on Thursday
The Bombay high court had in June asked the ministry of information and broadcasting to consider asking the media to stop using ‘Dalit’.(File Photo)
The Bombay high court had in June asked the ministry of information and broadcasting to consider asking the media to stop using ‘Dalit’.(File Photo)

I&B ministry tells television channels to use term Scheduled Castes, not Dalits

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 11:26 PM IST
The advisory has so far been issued to private TV channels alone. It was unclear whether newspapers and magazines will also have to consider following the guideline in the future.
Gandhi’s comments on the issue came as a high-level team of Maharashtra Congress visited the village to assess the situation.(HT File Photo)
Gandhi’s comments on the issue came as a high-level team of Maharashtra Congress visited the village to assess the situation.(HT File Photo)

Must fight against RSS, BJP’s hate politics, says Rahul Gandhi on assault of Dalit boys in Maharashtra

Indo Asian News Service, Jalgaon | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 11:02 PM IST
On June 10, three minor Dalit boys were stripped, beaten and paraded nude in Wakadi village here for allegedly swimming in a village well.
The village has around 400 Dalits while the majority of its 2,000 population comprise the land-owning Mukkulathor or Thevar caste.(HT/Photo for representation)
The village has around 400 Dalits while the majority of its 2,000 population comprise the land-owning Mukkulathor or Thevar caste.(HT/Photo for representation)

Caste division keeps temple festival in Tamil Nadu village on hold

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By M Manikandan
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 07:20 AM IST
For nearly a decade now, the Muthu Mariyamman temple in Mullur in Pudukkottai district of Tamil Nadu has remain locked. Ever since Dalits demanded that they be allowed to enter the temple, the majority caste Hindus who are opposing the move have from 2009 locked it out of residents’ reach.
Actor Rajinikanth’s fans celebrate the release of his new movie Kaala in Mumbai on June 7, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Actor Rajinikanth’s fans celebrate the release of his new movie Kaala in Mumbai on June 7, 2018.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Rajinikanth’s Kaala is Ranjith’s fantasy film against India’s cultural apartheid | Opinion

Dhrubo Jyoti, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 05:39 PM IST
The possibility of a different kind of world is sprinkled throughout Kaala.
People protest the Una incident where four Dalits were flogged by self-styled cow vigilantes in Gujarat in 2016.(Siddharaj Solanki/HT File Photo)
People protest the Una incident where four Dalits were flogged by self-styled cow vigilantes in Gujarat in 2016.(Siddharaj Solanki/HT File Photo)

Gujarat Dalits’ struggle for rights turning into fight for prestige

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Hiral Dave
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 10:00 AM IST
People from the Dalit community have started social media campaigning by using “Sinh” in names.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the concluding session of the National Executive Committee meeting of the party in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the concluding session of the National Executive Committee meeting of the party in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)

Dalit outreach, outlining policies on agenda for Modi govt’s 4-year festivity

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam and Moushumi Das Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 07:18 AM IST
The BJP will establish contacts with 1 lakh intellectuals to brief them about the achievements of the Narendra Modi government and make another bid to reach out to Dalits.
Throughout the campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party has made several attempts to woo Dalits with top leaders including BS Yeddyurappa staying in Dalit homes.(PTI file photo)
Throughout the campaign, the Bharatiya Janata Party has made several attempts to woo Dalits with top leaders including BS Yeddyurappa staying in Dalit homes.(PTI file photo)

BJP faces Dalit challenge in Karnataka, banks on split in vote bank

Mysuru/Hassan, Hindustan Times | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2018 12:06 AM IST
Across Mysuru and Hassan in Karnataka, Dalits say they are angry with the BJP because of the perceived dilution in the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and rising violence against Dalits.
A police team reviews security arrangements before the start of the wedding at Mana village.(HT file photo)
A police team reviews security arrangements before the start of the wedding at Mana village.(HT file photo)

Order to inform cops about Dalit weddings in Madhya Pradesh town revoked

Press Trust of India, Ujjain | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:56 PM IST
The order, issued on April 16 in Mahidpur town, 244km from Bhopal, came two days after a wedding procession of a Dalit groom was allegedly stopped by upper-caste men.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury (third from left) with party colleagues at the 22nd party congress, Hyderabad , April 18(PTI)
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury (third from left) with party colleagues at the 22nd party congress, Hyderabad , April 18(PTI)

The CPI(M) can’t evade gender and caste questions

Hindustan Times | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2018 05:28 PM IST
A party that claims to speak for the dispossessed continues to ignore those who are on the margins
Dalit leader Harbhajan Suman being taken by police to a local court in Phagwara on Monday.(HT Photo)
Dalit leader Harbhajan Suman being taken by police to a local court in Phagwara on Monday.(HT Photo)

Arrest of Dalit leader puts Phagwara on the edge again

Hindustan Times, Phagwara | By Jatinder Mahal
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 10:25 PM IST
Police said he was arrested on charges of assaulting a local resident named Pawan Kumar, whose complaint said Suman and three others attacked him in his home on Sunday
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)
Tight security seen after the Una Dalit row, at Mota Samdhiyala village in Una, Gujarat.(HT File Photo)

Una Dalit victims, 3 others from village convert to Buddhism

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Babu Sarvaiya and six other members of his family were thrashed for skinning a dead cow and later his three sons and a nephew were tied to a car, paraded half naked and flogged outside the Una police station.
Union minister of state Hardeep Singh Puri at a gurdwara during his visit to Mudhal village in Amritsar on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Union minister of state Hardeep Singh Puri at a gurdwara during his visit to Mudhal village in Amritsar on Thursday.(HT Photo)

Union minister Hardeep Puri dines, spends night at Dalit homes in Amritsar

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 11:40 AM IST
While interacting with the media, Puri said, “I have come here on the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to redress the grievances of the Dalit community.”
BJP MLA Som Parkash addressing the protesters in Phagwara on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
BJP MLA Som Parkash addressing the protesters in Phagwara on Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Complete shutdown in Phagwara over renaming of chowk

Press Trust of India, Phagwara | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 10:14 AM IST
The protestors demanded that the chowk be renamed as Shaheed Bhagat Singh Chowk.
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 April 2.(PTI File Photo)
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 April 2.(PTI File Photo)

Withdraw cases against Dalits: Rajasthan Scheduled Caste Commission

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 10:06 PM IST
Over a thousand protesters were arrested in Rajasthan.
People gather at a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar at Pimpri in Pune, on the occasion of his 127th birth anniversary on April 14, 2018.(HT Photo)
People gather at a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar at Pimpri in Pune, on the occasion of his 127th birth anniversary on April 14, 2018.(HT Photo)

Yatras and feats: Parties go all out to woo Dalits on Ambedkar birth anniversary

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2018 12:07 AM IST
The BJP organised yatras in all 75 districts of the state and held meetings in Dalit dominated villages on Saturday.
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