Caste Violence
India  /  Published 09.04.21

Bihar police arrest six for killing five persons last month

Bihar police have arrested six persons from near the Indo-Nepal border here in connection with the killing of five persons last month, an incident dubbed as a “caste war” by the media...
By PTI in Madhubani

Opinion  /  Published 26.03.21

Erase the line: Rising crimes against Dalits

One step in favour of equality in India seems to be accompanied by two steps back. While there has been a heartening rise in the number of inter-caste marriages, India has also witnessed growing atroc...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.21

Daily blood: community based violence

Crime figures and categories provided by the government give a partial, even if alarming, picture. The target, site, background, level of cruelty and aftermath of each crime must be laid out for the w...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 18.02.21

Unnao: autopsy inconclusive

No injury marks were found on the bodies of the two teenage girls found dead in Unnao. The postmortem couldn’t ascertain the cause of their death said Uttar Pradesh Police chief, Hitesh Chandra ...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.20

Hollow pledge: upholding dignity, equality

A steady rise in cases of atrocity against Dalits reflects the deep-seated caste bias in India. Public servants are not immune to this prejudice. The manner in which local authorities approa...
By Dhruv Jadhav, Sharan Bhavnani in


India  /  Published 21.10.20

Hathras: Medha alleges plot

By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 04.10.20

Caste-based meet held at former BJP MLA's home

Around 700-800 people on Sunday held a caste-based meeting at the residence of former BJP MLA Rajvir Singh Pehalvan here on the issue the death of a Dalit woman after she was sexually assaulted. The ...
By PTI in Hathras

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.08.20

Girl marries boy, parents tonsured

Elders of the Ghatwar community publicly tonsured the parents of an 18-year-old girl for marrying a boy from the Bhuiyan caste in the Fulwaria village, 2km from the Koderma police station, sub divisio...
By Our Correspondent in Hazaribagh

Opinion  /  Published 26.08.19

The ‘ordinariness’ of upper-caste cruelty

Lowering the dead from a bridge to a cremation ground marks a helpless submission to indignity. For the Dalits of Narayanapuram Adi Dravidar Colony in Tamil Nadu, this has been the only way they can c...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.18

The lives and deaths we do not count

When the stench of barbaric caste-based practices in India cannot even be masked, how is it to be eradicated? If the recent deaths of five men while cleaning a septic tank without any safety gear were...
By The Editorial Board in


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