UP BJP fails to collect 40,000 Dalits, Amit Shah’s rally cancelled

Agra: The Uttar Pradesh BJP has failed to achieve the target for gathering a crowd of 40,000 Dalits for the much-touted rally of party’s national president Amit Shah in Agra on Sunday, forcing the party to cancel the event.
According to reports however, local BJP leaders claimed that the…


Union Minister Ramdas Athawale tells Dalits to convert to Buddhism

New Delhi: Dalit leader and newly appointed Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister of State Ramdas Athawale has said that protection of cows should not be at the expense of human lives.
According to a report in The Indian Express, Athawale asked the Modi government, to ensure that…

US concerned at reports of ‘rising intolerance, violence’ in India

Video grab shows Dalits being beaten up by a cow vigilante group in a village near Gujarat’s Una town.
State Department urges New Delhi to do everything to protect citizens and to hold the perpetrators accountable.

The United States has expressed concern over reports of “rising i…


Thousands of children detained, tortured in security clampdowns: HRW

Governments are detaining thousands of children, without charge, often for months or years, and often subjecting them to torture and ill treatment. (Photo: AP)

United Nations: Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to…


250 Dalit families denied entry into TN temple, want to convert to Islam

The last religious conversion on such a scale in Tamil Nadu happened in the early 1980s, when 800 Dalits converted to Islam. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

Chennai: 250 Hindu Dalit families from two Tamil Nadu villages, Pazhangkallimedu and Nagapalli, are planning to convert to Islam.
The reason? During…


Uproar in RS as mob beats up women on railway station for carrying ‘beef’

New Delhi: There was fresh uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati raised the issue of Muslim women being beaten up on a railway station in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly carrying beef.
Two women were slapped, kicked and abused by a crowd led by gau…


After wrestler Narsingh, shot putter Inderjeet fails dope test

A few days after wrestler Narsingh Yadav was caught for doping, another Rio Olympics qualified athlete Inderjeet Singh, a shot putter, has failed a dope test as his ‘A’ sample returned positive for a banned substance.
28-year-old Inderjeet, the reigning Asian Champion, tested positive for a ban…