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Curse of Caste: Dalit Scholar of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Commits Suicide

Just a year after the shocking suicide of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad Central University, another Dalit scholar from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Muthu Krishnan (28) committed suicide in a friend’s home.

Full text: Recommendations made in Rohith Vemula suicide inquiry report

Kept under wraps so far by the Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, the report of the two member Fact Finding Committee on the Rohith Vemula suicide at the Central University of Hyderabad ...

Discussion on Brahminism, Caste Discrimination, Atrocities on Dalits and the Dalit Resistance (with Bhai Ajmer Singh and Gurinder Azad)

Sikh Siyasat held a talkshow on Brahminism, Caste Discrimination, Atrocities on Dalits and the Dalit Resistance/Uprising.

Dalit couple hacked to death over Rs 15 in Uttar Pradesh

In yet another incident of brutal violance against Dalits, a couple was hacked to death in Uttar Pradesh. As per media reports a shopkeeper killed a Dalit couple with an axe in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday after an argument over Rs. 15 for a packet of biscuits.

Dalit Men Beaten By Mob in Maharashtra For Overtaking on Bikes

Six Dalit men were allegedly beaten by a mob of 25 people for overtaking some people’s motorcycles near a petrol pump on Beed, Maharashtra, NDTV reported. Two of them have filed a complaint with the police.

Anger erupts in Gujarat after so-called cow protectors thrash Dalits

Tension has gripped parts of Gujarat after reports that seven men from the low-caste Dalit community had attempted suicide.

Seminar on the Surge of Violence Against India’s Minorities in Fremont on April 17

On Sunday, April 17th, the Organization for Minorities of India will be hosting a seminar on the current surge of violence against India's minorities.

Rajasthan: Dalit Boys Stripped, Thrashed, Nobody Intervened

For nearly 30 minutes, the three young boys can be seen shaking with fear as a mob slaps them. After they were accused of stealing a motorcycle belonging to a man from an upper caste, the teens, all Dalits, were tied to a tree, thrashed, stripped and then paraded naked in the Chittorgarh area of Rajasthan, 350 kilometres from the capital of Jaipur.

UN expert calls on states to end caste discrimination

Caste-affected countries should take urgent and comprehensive action to combat caste discrimination, the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsàk-Ndiaye, says in a new report on the issue published this week.

No hope of justice from Centre, says Rohith Vemula’s mother

Rohith Vemula’s mother Radhika and brother Raja met Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati in New Delhi today. A press release by BSP says that the family members expressed gratitude to Mayavati for “fighting to provide justice” to the Dalit scholar.

Sikh Youth of Punjab calls for eradication of caste system [Conference Report]

Reopening the dialogue with the vast Dalit Samaj of Punjab, the Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) today gave a call for eradication of caste system from the society as it not only disturbs the social fabric but is also a blow to the fundamental tenets of castless society propagated by our Gurus.

We had no weapons but candles… They fear the light; Delhi Police Disrupts Candle Light Vigil For Rohith Vemula

The Delhi police reportedly prevented Rohith Vemula's mother and Hyderabad Central University students from holding a candle light vigil at India Gate in memory of Rohith. Around 100 students were detained by the police along with mother of Rohith Vemula.

Sikh Youth Conference on Feb. 25 to give call for eradication of caste system from Sikh society

Vehemently opposing the caste system, the Sikh Youth of Punjab would be organizing a Convention on Feb 25 to spread awareness against this menace that has by default taken its roots in Sikhs, which otherwise is casteless society.

Casteism: Termite to society

Caste system is one of the world’s longest surviving social stratification. It is based on a simple one line ideology that "All men are born unequal".

Rohit Vemula Suicide: University of Hyderabad revokes suspension of four Dalit scholars

Hyderabad Central University today revoked its previous suspension of four Dalit students on Thursday after some faculty members of the institution quit their administrative positions as protests over the death of a student heightened.

International Academicians write Open Letter to the University of Hyderabad Vice Chancellor on Rohith Vemula

More than a hundred academicians, including professors and scholars from various international universities, have written an open letter to vice chancellor of University of Hyderabad regarding recent suicide of a Dalit student (Ph. D. scholar) in UoH.

90-yr-old Dalit man burnt alive for trying to enter Hindu temple in UP

Inhuman violence against people of (so-called) lower castes continues in various parts of Indian sub-continent. The latest incident of burning a 90-year-old Dalit man for trying to enter into a Hindu temple in Uttar Pradesh.

Navi Pillay

UN Human Rights Chief: Bring down the beast of caste discrimination

London, United Kingdom (November 12, 2013): It is learnt that the UN High Commissioner, Navi Pillay, has delivered a powerful speech on the urgent need to wipe out the “insidious stain” of caste discrimination and urges the United Kingdom (UK) not to tarnish their excellent record on human rights, by delaying implementation of UK anti-caste discrimination legislation.

A view of protest demonstration at London against caste discrimination

Thousands march through London against Caste discrimination; Protesters call upon UK Govt. to implement caste legislation

London, UK (October 21, 2013): According to information [t]housands of protesters from all around the country congregated at Hyde Park on Saturday 19th October 2013 calling on the Government to act immediately to provide protection to the victims of caste based discrimination in the UK. Three years after the Equality Act 2010 was passed in parliament, the Government has still not confirmed when the Act’s Caste Discrimination provisions will come into force.

European Parliament want the EU to fight caste discrimination

Copenhagen, Denmark (October 18, 2013): According to a press release (dated: October 10, 2013) by “International Dalit Solidarity Network” (IDSN): [t]he European Parliament has sent a strong message of support to hundreds of millions of people all over the world who are subjected to caste discrimination by urging the EU to step up efforts to address a human rights issue that causes almost unimaginable suffering.

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