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    Caste System In Pakistan

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Villagers strip, beat low-caste teens over bike ‘theft’ in Rajasthan

    NEW DELHI: Three low-caste teenagers were stripped, beaten and forced to march naked in public after they were accused of stealing a motorcycle in western India, video footage showed on Tuesday...

    Angry villagers reportedly tied the children, aged between 13 and 15, to a tree, thrashed and stripped them naked in Rajasthan state’s Chittorgarh area after they were accused of stealing an upper-caste man’s motorcycle...

  • Gujarat grants new job quotas after caste violence

    AHMEDABAD: A state in western India said on Friday it will reserve 10 per cent of government jobs and university spots for people whose income falls below a certain threshold after deadly caste protests last year...

    At least 10 people were killed when thousands of Patidars, a relatively well-off caste of farmers and traders, took to the streets in the western state of Gujarat to demand they be included in those quotas...

  • Low-caste Indians beaten up over suspected cow slaughter

    HYDERABAD: An angry mob in southern India attacked two low-caste cousins who they suspected of slaughtering a cow, police said Wednesday, the latest such attack by self-styled protectors of the animals...

    Mokati Elisha and Mokati Venkateshwar Rao from India's lowest Dalit caste were tied to a tree and beaten up on Monday by a mob of around 50 men when they were skinning a dead cow in a village in Andhra Pradesh state...

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