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  • Dalit man's limbs 'hacked' for alleged affair with caste Hindu girl

    VILLUPURAM: The right arm and leg of a young Dalit man from Villupuram was allegedly hacked off earlier this year after his affair was discovered with a Caste Hindu girl, according to a report published on The Indian Express on Saturday...

    The victim’s mother told Express that her second son Senthil, 28, a private mini-bus driver was having an affair with a Caste Hindu girl, Malliga, who used to travel on the bus he drove everyday to...

  • Rana Sana may be grilled in Bhola Gujjar’s murder case

    FAISALABAD: After recording the statement of a convicted target killer, Naveed alias Commando, who alleged he killed Asghar Ali alias Bhola Gujjar and three others on the direction of Rana Sanaullah, the police were preparing to include the Punjab law minister in the investigation as prime suspect, sources told DawnAccording to the sources, Rana Sana may be summoned for investigation in the light of Naveed’s statement within a couple of...

  • Woman, small girl drown as their house collapses during Gujjar Nala clean-up

    KARACHI: A young woman and a three-year-old girl drowned after their house on a side of the Gujjar Nala collapsed when Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) staff removed silt and garbage from the storm-water drain in the Gulberg area on Thursday...

    However, a senior official said the house collapsed because it was “illegally constructed” on a bank of the Gujjar Nala and was in dilapidated condition...

  • Girl’s body couldn’t be recovered from Gujjar Nala after two days

    KARACHI: Despite two days of hectic efforts by Edhi and Navy divers, authorities on Friday failed to recover the body of a little girl drowned in the Gujjar Nala in Gulberg...

    Three-year-old Hira and 20-year-old Shahnaz drowned when their house built on a side of the Gujjar Nala collapsed during the drain cleaning by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation staff who were removing silt and garbage from the drain on Thursday...

  • Anti-encroachment operation along 28-km Gujjar Nala nears completion

    KARACHI: In one of its major “successes”, the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has moved close to clearing the 28-kilometre-long Gujjar Nala, removing more than 4,000 structures raised on the encroached land for as long as the past 50 years, officials and sources said on Sunday...

    The authorities claim to have cleared a more than 24-km stretch of the Gujjar Nala during the past few months after the KMC’s anti-encroachment wing...

  • Will the Hindu Marriage Bill 2015 really make life easier for Hindu couples?

    Explore: For lower-caste Hindus, a Soneri cup symbolises deep-rooted bigotryWithout a law, Hindus say women in their community are easy targets of rape and forced marriage, and face problems in proving the legitimacy of their relationships before the law...

    Even in daily affairs, moving forward with any other activity which involves documentation — from opening a bank account to applying for a visa — becomes next to impossible for a...

  • 'Proud to be Pakistani Hindu today': Senate body approves Hindu marriage bill

    In what appears to be a New Year's gift for Hindu minorities in Pakistan, the Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights unanimously approved the much-awaited Hindu Marriages Bill on Monday...

    Earlier in September, the Natio­nal Assembly had passed the Hindu Marriage Bill 2016, thus paving the way for the adoption of a comprehensive and widely-acceptable family law for Hindus living in Pakistan...

  • 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...

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