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The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot addressing at the inauguration of the meeting of Chief Secretaries, Secretaries (Home), Secretary Social Welfare and Director Generals of Police of the State to discuss the issues of atrocities on Scheduled Castes and utilization of Scheduled Castes Sub- Plan Funds, in New Delhi on July 21, 2016. The Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal, Shri Vijay Sampla and other dignitaries are also seen.
The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot addressing at the inauguration of the meeting of Chief Secretaries, Secretaries (Home), Secretary Social Welfare and Director Generals of Police of the State to discuss the issues of atrocities on Scheduled Castes and utilization of Scheduled Castes Sub- Plan Funds, in New Delhi on July 21, 2016. The Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal, Shri Vijay Sampla and other dignitaries are also seen.

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Upper caste moms-to-be refuse food served by Dalits in UP anganwadis
Denied water, tribal woman in UP digs her own well
Crime rising against India’s lowest castes
Reservations don’t make access to resources easier for lower-caste students
Dalits can’t draw water from well here
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Upper caste moms-to-be refuse food served by Dalits in UP anganwadis

मा0 मुख्यमंत्री जी जनपद श्रावस्ती में हौसला पोषण योजना कार्यक्रम में भाग लेते हुए।

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com 
Aug 5, 2016
The Uttar Pradesh government’s ambitious plan to provide nutritious food to pregnant women and malnourished children, called Hausla Poshan Yojana, has run into deep-rooted caste trouble. According to officials, pregnant women in many places have flatly declined to eat food, however nutritious it may be, that is prepared by an Anganwadi worker from the scheduled castes. …

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Denied water, tribal woman in UP digs her own well

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jul 13, 2016
Lucknow: A tribal woman in Uttar Pradesh’s parched Bundelkhand has dug a well almost single-handedly for 40 families after her upper caste neighbours denied them access to a hand-pump.
“We are tribals and lived in Duddhi village. But we were not allowed to use the hand-pump by the upper caste residents. Arranging for a pot of drinking water was an everyday battle we had to face for the quest of survival,” said Kasturi. …

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Crime rising against India’s lowest castes

Thehansindia.com
Jul 06, 2016
In the prosperous district of Kannur in one of India’s most prosperous states, Kerala, Eramangalathu Chitralekha, 39, was the first Dalit woman to drive an autorickshaw in 2005. Her new profession immediately angered the upper castes, who taunted her and threatened violence. One day, that year, her autorickshaw was set ablaze. In 2013, it was damaged beyond repair. The district collector gifted her a new autorickshaw in June 2014, but on March 4, 2016, it was destroyed again. …

Reservations don’t make access to resources easier for lower-caste students

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Social stigma, lack of awareness, bureaucratic hurdles prevent students from making use of quotas
Livemint.com
June 10, 2016
Students from backward castes and tribal communities are often disparaged for not being good enough and using the reservation system to gain admissions. A recent paper from the UN University World Institute for Development Economics Research shows students from these strata strive just as hard for seats in colleges and government jobs, but despite that face a social stigma. …

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Dalits can’t draw water from well here   

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 14, 2016
Becharaji (Mehsana): On a sweltering afternoon, a dozen-odd women of Bechar village in Mehsana sit a few steps away from the well with their pots. …

Tamil Nadu: Dalit man hacked to death in full public view for marrying Thevar girl in Tirupur   

Firstpost.com
Mar 14, 2016
In yet another incident of caste violence in Tamil Nadu, a newly-wed couple was beaten up by goons in full public view in Udumalpet, Tirupur, on Sunday, after which the culprits then hacked the man to death. …

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The women who refuse to do India’s dirtiest job  

Theguardian.com
March 01, 2016
Ranikumari Khokar is campaigning to end a caste-based practice that condemns women to cleaning human waste by hand
Every morning I would take a broom and tin plate to the homes of the upper caste thakurs to pick up their faeces. I would collect the waste in a cane basket and later throw it in a dumping ground outside the village.” …

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I was asked my caste at Dwarka temple: Kumari Selja

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Dec 1, 2015
NEW DELHI: Congress MP Kumari Selja created a stir in Rajya Sabha on Monday by claiming that she was asked about her caste when she visited the Dwarka temple in Gujarat as a Cabinet minister. …

Rajasthan: Dalit student beaten for touching utensil in school

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 04, 2015
A 10-year-old Dalit student of a government school in Osian tehsil sustained minor injuries after his teacher allegedly thrashed him for touching utensil when the mid-day meal was being served inside the school premises, the police said on Saturday. …

Death by tractor: A tale of two FIRs   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 7, 2015
Case lodged by Jats claims Dalits fired first and were mowed down by tractor driven by own kin but FIR delay and missing weapon are telling. …

Derecognition row: National scheduled castes panel sends notice to IIT Madras    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 31, 2015
NEW DELHI: The national scheduled castes panel has sent a notice to IIT Madras over the de-recognition by the premier technical institute of a students’ group, several of whose members are from the Dalit community, allegedly following a complaint that it was critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. …

Dalits in MP village not allowed to use public borewell   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 23, 2015
ALIRAJPUR: Dalit residents of Ghatwani village in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh — some 400km from Bhopal — have alleged that they are not allowed to use a public borewell and have to drink dirty water of a disused well. …
Emperor Ashoka caught in caste row   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 20, 2015
PATNA: Within days of BJP officials gathering under the Rashtravadi Kushwaha Parishad rubric to celebrate the 2320th birth anniversary of Emperor Ashoka, historians assailed the party for claiming that one of the country’s greatest rulers ever was a Kushwaha by caste. …

Dalit groom attacked for riding a horse   Thehindu.com
May 13, 2015
Upper caste people throw stones, take away the animal

‘Barbers refuse to cut hair of Dalits’   Thehindu.com
May 03, 2015
After the recent incident of Dalits being denied haircuts at salons at Panjiganahalli in Sira taluk, a similar case has surfaced in Kadagathur, Madhugiri taluk. …

Mention of caste-based abuse sans details can’t attract provisions of SC/ST Act: HC   Indianexpress.com
April 30, 2015
Mere mention of an allegation in the FIR that the complainant was referred to with caste-based remarks is not enough to take cognisance of the offence made under the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (commonly known as the SC/ST Act), the Allahabad High Court has ruled. …

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