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Teachers’ Day Special: The life of Savitribai Phule, India’s first female educator

Teachers’ Day Special: Savitribai Phule is regarded as the first female teacher of India. She was a feminist, a social reformer who worked for the abolishment of the caste system, a philanthropist, an anti-infanticide activist and a poet too.
Thane, India - January 3, 2019: Savitribai Phule, the women who initiated pioneering the importance of education within females, student of New English School, Thane pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on the occasion of her birth anniversary by celebrating her thoughts and efforts in Thane , India, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Thane, India - January 3, 2019: Savitribai Phule, the women who initiated pioneering the importance of education within females, student of New English School, Thane pays tribute to Savitribai Phule on the occasion of her birth anniversary by celebrating her thoughts and efforts in Thane , India, on Thursday, January 3, 2019. (Photo by Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 02:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Saffron-clad politicians who had their sway

A section of politicians in Uttar Pradesh seem to have donned saffron to prove a point — their authority over religion and politics.
Yogi Adityanath heads the Goraksh Peeth of the Nath monastic group with its headquarters in Gorakhpur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Yogi Adityanath heads the Goraksh Peeth of the Nath monastic group with its headquarters in Gorakhpur.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2019 05:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit

Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP Dalit MP Ashok Dohare joins Congress, fielded from Etawah

Dohare was reportedly upset about being denied a ticket by the BJP, which fielded Ram Shankar Katheria this time. Katheria was moved from Agra to Etawah
Dohare is the BJP’s third Dalit MP and fourth lawmaker in recent weeks to switch parties.
Dohare is the BJP’s third Dalit MP and fourth lawmaker in recent weeks to switch parties.
Published on Mar 29, 2019 04:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey

Have quit BJP as it is anti-Dalit, says Bahraich MP Savitri Bai Phule after joining Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi inducted her into the party fold in the presence of party general secretary (east UP) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and general secretary (west UP) Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Baharaich MP Savitri Bai Phule, who quit the BJP in December last year, joined the Congress in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Baharaich MP Savitri Bai Phule, who quit the BJP in December last year, joined the Congress in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 07:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Dalit MP Savitri Bai Phule quits BJP over ‘ignoring community’s issues’

The youngest Dalit MP in Lok Sabha, 37-year-old Savitri Bai Phule is expected to announce her next political move at a rally in Lucknow’s Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan on December 23.
Savitri Bai Phule, a Dalit MP of the Bharatiya Janata Party, addressing a press conference in Lucknow after resigning from the party on Thursday, December 6, 2018.(HT Photo)
Savitri Bai Phule, a Dalit MP of the Bharatiya Janata Party, addressing a press conference in Lucknow after resigning from the party on Thursday, December 6, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 11:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey

Lord Hanuman was slave of ‘manuwadi’ people, claims BJP MP; says Dalits were called ‘bandars’

During a poll rally in Malakheda of Alwar district, Adityanath had said, “Lord Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. Bajrang Bali worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west.”
BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule had earlier raised questions on BJP leaders dining at the houses of Dalits and had termed the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “a mahapurush” (great personality), causing embarrassment to her party.(PTI)
BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule had earlier raised questions on BJP leaders dining at the houses of Dalits and had termed the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah, “a mahapurush” (great personality), causing embarrassment to her party.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 04, 2018 02:53 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Press Trust of India

BJP snubs Dalit MP after broom jibe, may not give her ticket

Savitri Bai Phule, the BJP’s Dalit MP from Bahraich, had on Tuesday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness campaign or ‘swacchta abhiyaan’ a sham.
Top BJP leaders had started publicly hinting that those party MPs, who haven’t taken interest in the party initiatives, may not be repeated in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Top BJP leaders had started publicly hinting that those party MPs, who haven’t taken interest in the party initiatives, may not be repeated in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Published on Oct 04, 2018 02:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow

BJP Baharaich MP Savitri Bai Phule terms government’s cleanliness drive a publicity stunt, refuses to hold broom

BJJP’s Bahraich MP Savitri Bai Phule told HT that she didn’t want to just pose for the drive and so, did not hold the broom”. She said she has instructed the concerned officials to clean the district.
BJP MP from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule refused to hold a broom during a cleanliness drive in Bahraich on Monday, October 1, 2018.(HT Photo)
BJP MP from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule refused to hold a broom during a cleanliness drive in Bahraich on Monday, October 1, 2018.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 11:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bahraich | By Shariq Rais Siddiqui, Bahraich

BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule terms Jinnah ‘mahapurush’, says will always remain a great person

BJP lawmaker from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule said Jinnah was respected from the times of freedom struggle and his name should be taken with respect.
Security personnel stand guard as students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the Aligarh Muslim University gate in Aligarh on May 4.(PTI File Photo)
Security personnel stand guard as students stage a protest over Jinnah portrait issue outside the Aligarh Muslim University gate in Aligarh on May 4.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2018 04:27 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Bahraich (UP) | By Press Trust of India

BJP lawmaker says atrocities against Dalits at a high

BJP MP from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule alleges the Centre had remained a mute spectator to atrocities against Dalits during the ‘Bharat Bandh’
BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule offers tributes to Dalit icons Bhimrao Ambedkar and Kansiram during a rally. The BJP MP from Bahraich alleged the Centre had remained a mute spectator to atrocities against Dalits during the ‘Bharat Bandh’ and the Uttar Pradesh dovernment had failed to check the continuing vandalisation of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s statues.(PTI File Photo)
BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule offers tributes to Dalit icons Bhimrao Ambedkar and Kansiram during a rally. The BJP MP from Bahraich alleged the Centre had remained a mute spectator to atrocities against Dalits during the ‘Bharat Bandh’ and the Uttar Pradesh dovernment had failed to check the continuing vandalisation of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s statues.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2018 07:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By M Tariq Khan

BJP MP writes to PM Modi, says govt hasn’t done anything for Dalits in 4 years

BJP MP Yashwant Singh said in the letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Dalit MPs like him in the ruling party are victims of atrocities against scheduled castes and it has become difficult for them to answer to the community.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday. The BJP MP’s letter signals a growing discomfort among Dalit MPs of the party.(AP Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Saturday. The BJP MP’s letter signals a growing discomfort among Dalit MPs of the party.(AP Photo)
Updated on Apr 08, 2018 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Kumar Uttam

After Savitri Bai Phule, another Dalit BJP MP blasts Yogi govt for ‘ignoring’ him

In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Robertsganj BJP MP Chhotelal accused CM Yogi Adityanath and two others of shrugging off his plea for help against several office-bearers of the Chandauli party unit who had allegedly targeted his brother.
The Yogi Adityanath government has planned several programmes in the run-up to Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14 to drive home the message that it was working for the welfare of lower caste communities.(Subhankar Chakraborty/ HT Photo)
The Yogi Adityanath government has planned several programmes in the run-up to Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14 to drive home the message that it was working for the welfare of lower caste communities.(Subhankar Chakraborty/ HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 07:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

BJP Dalit MP trains gun at party again over reservation

Savitri Bai Phule’s anti-BJP pitch at the rally, where she repeatedly embarrassed her own party, is being viewed in the BJP as “pressure tactics” by the Dalit MP, who also runs an NGO that fights for women rights.
Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule during a rally in Lucknow on Sunday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Bahraich Savitri Bai Phule during a rally in Lucknow on Sunday.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2018 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Manish Chandra Pandey, Lucknow
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