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  • Caste and captivity: Dalit suffering in Sindh

    While the men are routinely subjected to everyday violence, the more heinous attacks on scheduled castes are aimed at girls and womenby Amar GuriroIt is a story of fear and helplessness, unending torment and unrelenting tribulations: Dalit parents are left without a voice or access to justice while their daughters are kidnapped and convertedFear makes perfectly good people provide perfectly valid justifications for ultimately vile...

  • 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

    Authorities in north India have blocked mobile internet services, arrested 24 people and suspended senior officials after clashes between castes that have left two people dead and at least 20 injured, police said Thursday...

    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...

  • 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...

    She and her husband and been staying with his family in Nimkheda village, after they secretly married in March...

  • Revolt of the Patels: Caste in the Modi illusion

    When a 22-year-old clone of Prime Minister Narendra Modi took Ahmedabad by storm on Aug 25 with his fiery rhetoric and an impressive ability to pull in massive crowds that rivalled the Gujarat strongman’s best performance, it was a moment of shock and awe for the ruling BJP and its ultimate leader...

    Hardik Patel, travelling across the country to form caste alliances while openly taunting Modi, is demanding quotas for his affluent...

  • 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

    It showed four bare-chested men tied with ropes to a car, flinching as an angry group of men took turns beating them with wooden sticks, belts and iron rods...

    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...

  • Indian campaigner against caste prejudice wins ‘Asia’s Nobel’

    MANILA: An activist who campaigned to restore the dignity of India’s low-caste Dalits was among six winners of Asia’s Magsaysay awards on Wednesday...

    The Manila-based Ramon Magsaysay Award, named after a Filipino president killed in a plane crash, was established in 1957 to honour people and groups tackling development problems...

  • 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...

    It also reflected the mindset of the ruling media stars and other pundits engaging in the inflamed discussions on this episode that not one person taking part in the futile debate referred to a more egregious...

  • 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...

    India sets aside a proportion of official positions and post-secondary places for its lower castes to try to counter historic discrimination, but that has caused deep resentment among other communities, who say it freezes...

  • 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...

  • Caste, gender bias reasons for India’s Olympic misery

    NEW DELHI: India’s poor show at the Olympic Games may not have been analysed as closely as the Chinese media has done in recent days, The Hindustan Times reported on Thursday, listing caste, poor health and gender bias among the factors...

    “Why does India, which houses a sixth of the world’s population, inevitably figure at the end of the medal tally at the Olympics?” the paper quoted the Chinese media as asking in commentaries that...

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