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  • Pune court orders release of Bhima Koregaon accused Anand Teltumbde

    Pune court orders release of Bhima Koregaon accused Anand Teltumbde

    The Sessions Court at Pune on Saturday ordered the release of Bhima Koregaon accused Anand Teltumbde hours after he was arrested by the Pune Police from Mumbai airport.

    February 2, 2019
  • Conspiracy suspected in murder of Dalit activist

    Conspiracy suspected in murder of Dalit activist

    Jindan, a nativ of Shillai in Sirmaur district, was allegedly murdered in broad daylight on 7 September for taking up issues of atrocities on Scheduled Castes in Sirmaur district.

    October 12, 2018
  • Gujarat CM orders probe into Dalit activist’s self-immolation bid

    Gujarat CM orders probe into Dalit activist’s self-immolation bid

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday ordered an inquiry into an attempt of self-immolation by Dalit activist Bhanu Vankar over alleged delay in allotment of land to a Dalit family. Expressing grief over the incident, Rupani said the government would bear the expenses of Vankar’s treatment. Sixty-year-old Vankar, who suffered severe burns after he...

    February 16, 2018
  • Jignesh Mevani backs Dalits’ fast unto death in Gujarat

    Jignesh Mevani backs Dalits’ fast unto death in Gujarat

    Around 40 people from a Gujarat village, including women and children, have started a fast unto death in Detroj of Ahmedabad district against alleged atrocities, discrimination and harassment by upper castes. The Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch, headed by Jignesh Mevani — now an MLA from Vadgam constituency, has alleged that despite much hype created by...

    January 20, 2018
  • Country is ready for change in 2019 LS polls: Jignesh Mevani

    Country is ready for change in 2019 LS polls: Jignesh Mevani

    Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, who won the assembly polls from Vadgam in Gujarat, said on Monday that the country is ready for change in the 2019 Lok Sahba elections as the BJP could get only 99 seats despite its repeated claims of winning 150. “The country is ready for change. That’s why against the target...

    December 18, 2017