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  • The new 140-character war on India’s caste system

    But a wealthy businessman, Motilal Oswal, created a stir on Twitter when he chose to blame it on the country’s engineers — who he said graduate not because of talent but because of affirmative-action quotas for lower-caste groups, a hot-button issue in India...

    He was retweeted by hundreds of people opposed to the quotas, but faced a strong pushback on Twitter from the Dalits, once known as the untouchables in India’s centuries-old...

  • PSL needs auction system to attract better cricketers: Rameez Raja

    Cricketer-turned-commentator Rameez Raja believes the Pakistan Super League can attract even better quality players if it adopts an auction-based system rather than the drafts system it currently uses for player induction...

    Per the current system, the players who make themselves available are picked as part of draft picks — a system widely used in North American leagues such as the NBA and the NFL...

  • Pakistan cricket at lowest point in international history: Ramiz Raja

    Cricket commentator and former Test captain Ramiz Raja has described Pakistan's hammering at the hands of Bangladesh as "embarrassing" and the "lowest point in our international history"...

    In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Ramiz Raja expressed his disappointment in the "lack of direction" and the lack of "fresh ideas" from the Pakistan Cricket Board which had rendered the national cricket team as a "rudderless ship"...

  • Time to completely revamp Pakistan cricket: Ramiz Raja

    After Pakistan's seventh World Cup defeat to India on Sunday night, former cricketer Ramiz Raja called for introspection and revamping the structure of cricket in the country...

    Lambasting the national team's poor showing, Raja said: "I believe it is the right time [to revamp] as I think Pakistan's World Cup campaign has almost ended because their net run rate is below all other teams' except Afghanistan...

  • Call to curb discrimination against scheduled caste

    HYDERABAD: Participants — mostly belonging to the scheduled caste — have voiced concern over the fact that they are discriminated against socially and even by their own community...

    The concerns were expressed at an ‘expert meeting on vulnerable communities because of their belief’ held on Sunday at a local hotel by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)...

  • Indian district blocks internet after deadly caste clashes

    Police said they had blocked access to mobile messaging services to stop “outsiders” from instigating the violence between Dalits and members of a higher caste community in Uttar Pradesh state's Saharanpur district, which lies just 190 kilometres from New Delhi...

    Some reports have said a group of Dalits — India's lowest caste, formerly known as untouchables — were unhappy about loud music being played during a procession by...

  • Indian man hacks daughter to death for marrying outside caste

    A newly married woman was hacked to death with an axe by her father in a suspected honour killing after she eloped with a man from another caste in western India, police said Thursday...

    “The accused told us that he had fixed her marriage with a man but she eloped with her lover who belongs to a different caste,” the officer added...

  • A BJP leader from lowest Dalit caste: India's likely choice for next president

    Indian lawmakers voted Monday for a new president certain to come from the bottom of the Hindu caste system, in an election seen as strengthening Prime Minister Narendra Modi's grip on power...

    On the day of the vote, media reported the case of a Dalit labourer allegedly beaten to death by upper-caste attackers, highlighting the plight of the “untouchable” caste...

  • Revolt of the Patels: Caste in the Modi illusion

    Hardik Patel, travelling across the country to form caste alliances while openly taunting Modi, is demanding quotas for his affluent Patel community in university admission and government jobs, an affirmative action that is reserved for the socially and economically deprived lower castes...

    The sharper irony is that the Patels, the biggest beneficiaries of Modi’s business-friendly policies, are now turning on a party that they...

  • Indian police suspended over death of low-caste man

    NEW DELHI: Fourteen police officers have been suspended in India after a low-caste man was allegedly tortured and killed in custody, police said Friday...

    Kamal Valmiki, from India's lowest Dalit caste, was found hanging inside a cell on Wednesday a day after he was detained on suspicion of robbery in Kanpur in northern Uttar Pradesh state...

  • India's angry Dalits rise against age-old caste prejudices

    The savage beating of the men ? all "Dalits" from the lowest rung of India's caste hierarchy ? in the small town of Una in the western state of Gujarat last month stirred outrage across the country...

    The men were beaten by a group of upper-caste men, highlighting how the rigid social hierarchy persists more than 65 years after India instituted laws banning caste discrimination...

  • Forever caste in stone

    The group, led by an upper caste woman, was hailed as a champion of women’s rights and portrayed like the suffragettes who chained themselves to the railings in London to get voting rights for women in the last century...

    The Dalits or Untouchables, who fall outside the rigid varna or caste system still cannot come near most temples much less invade the sanctum sanctorum...

  • Caste and captivity: Dalit suffering in Sindh

    “We were very happy about finally getting a law that will help reduce forced conversion cases, especially of lower-caste Hindus, but we were wrong...

    Most of these cases go unreported in the mainstream media; there isn’t much interest in the state machinery to solve such cases either, as the majority of them belong to lower caste communities or ‘untouchables’ as they are more commonly known...

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