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Caste Discrimination
India  /  Published 21.07.20

Dalit man beaten for ‘touching car’ of upper caste owner

A Dalit man was stripped and beaten up by a mob for allegedly touching a car that belonged to a man from an upper caste in north Karnataka’s Bijapur district on Saturday. The incident came to l...
By Our Special Correspondent in Bangalore

India  /  Published 03.07.20

'Caste bias' at Cisco workplace

California regulators have sued Cisco Systems after a Dalit engineer faced discrimination “imported” by higher-caste Indian members of his team at the Silicon Valley headquarters of the mu...
By AP in New York

India  /  Published 30.04.20

Caste harassment charge in AIIMS

A lawyer has asked Delhi police to arrest faculty members at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, after a resident doctor who attempted suicide accused them of breaching laws that p...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 25.04.20

Caste and contagion

My great grandfather, a rigidly casteist South Indian Brahmin who lived in Mysore, was finicky about ritual pollution. He had sold his wife’s dowry, which consisted of silver vessels, to fund a mode...
By Mukul Kesavan in

Books  /  Published 20.02.20

Lessons to take forward

In the early 1990s D.R. Nagaraj published The Flaming Feet, a compilation of his essays in which he admired both Gandhi and Ambedkar. Coming close on the heels of the phenomenon of Dalit assertion, it...
By Subhash Gatade in

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.20

Work pits of death and hell

Of what use are laws that repeatedly fail the very people they are supposed to benefit? This question must be asked in the light of the recent revelation made in the Lok Sabha, that 110 people died in...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.10.19

Achieving balance in the law in an imbalanced society

When societies display imbalance, it is not always easy to reach perfect balance in the law against it. An example is the controversy surrounding the anti-dowry law. The complaint of murder for dowry ...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 20.09.19

SC issues notice to Centre on plea by mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea filed by the mothers of Rohith Vemula and Payal Tadvi, who allegedly committed suicide following caste-based discrimination, seeking to end such bias ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.09.19

Teachers open our minds to otherness

Sir — A committee appointed by the Jawaharlal Nehru University has asked Romila Thapar, the renowned historian and emeritus professor, to submit her CV so that it can “evaluate” her work. The ef...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 29.08.19

UP midday meal bias probe

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday ordered an inquiry into allegations of discrimination related to sitting arrangements during the serving of midday meal at a primary school in Ballia district....
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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