The police has detained about 25 protesters.
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Congress leader Pankaj Chaturvedi said that the BJP-led state govt was trying to humiliate the SC/ST students.
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Co-authored by Kartikey Shukla* India has a long tradition of caste- and religion-based politics in which national constructs of masculinity and femininity are played up for political gains by all pa...
Education doesn't seem to have ended discrimination.
Exchange occupations to topple caste structures in society. Let the religious institutions and other spaces of power be overtaken by those usually at the receiving end. Let the “humiliating” jobs be taken by the Brahmins and other allied castes. This experience will help drive in an understanding of the brunt of being in a caste Hindu society.
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Suspected case of honour killing.
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The ultra-racism in India is closely intertwined with the wretched caste system. The internalized violence is reinvigorated and reproduced through the repetition of xenophobic stories, where an easy scapegoat is the darker skinned foreigner. Experiences of race and caste have in common the perpetuation of violence, perpetrated with impunity, against an "inferior being".
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LONDON -- Nobel laureate Profe or Amartya Sen today criticised the practice in India of branding people who don't "toe a certain line" as anti-national. Addre ing a special event at the London School...
The Akhilesh Yadav government was left firefighting after the temple town of Mathura was on edge following ma ive violence that claimed 24 lives. Police clashed with about 3,000 members of a little-kn...
MUZAFFARNAGAR -- In a shocking incident, a complainant was allegedly asked by the Muzaffarnagar Police to polish their shoes, in order to get his complaint filed. The video of the complainant polishi...
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Hindutva organisations answer the problem of caste and untouchability by seeking to give Hindu pride to Dalits and OBCs. The effort has seen mixed results, but can’t be called succe ful by any standar...
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California textbooks have become ground zero for an alliance of organizations led by right wingers such as the Hindu American Foundation who are working to erase caste (and its relevance to the slavery-like conditions suffered by caste-ed subjects) from the curriculums of California textbooks. The organization's goal seems to be to achieve in the US what has been difficult to do in India -- erase caste, diminish its violence and remove the assertion of Dalits.
The Marathi love saga Sairat provides the 2016 status update to a cinematic discussion that began with the release, in 1936, of what is considered the first Indian movie to explicitly handle inter-caste relationships, Achhut Kanya. And well, the status update clearly reads: Hardly any progress.
Bapurao Tajne, a labourer from Kalambeshwar village in Maharashtra, worked six extra hours every day to dig a well with his bare hands in the drought-hit area. He took on the humongous task after his...