a pregnant woman, belonging to the Dalit community, has alleged that she was sexually assaulted in front of her children after her husband, who works as a labourer, refused to chop some trees at a farm owned by the accused.
In yet another incident of serious caste-based discrimination a house owner has been arrested at the country’s Capital city on Sunday for refusing to provide her rooms to a Dalit woman for rent.
The Special Rapporteurs of the United Nations have written to the Government of India expressing serious concerns over the new IT Rules notified to reregulate social media intermediaries, streaming platforms and digital news media.
When Mamta (26), was elected to Jayadara Gram Panchayat ( lowest tier in India’s 3 tier local governance system) in Sirohi district of Rajasthan in 2015, the upper caste former male Sarpanch (village council head) was angry. He found it hard to digest that an Adivasi woman from the Bhil tribe was not just entering the panchayat office but occupying the chair of the sarpanch. What followed were a series of open threats, intimidation, harassment and abuse.
A 17-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly forced to lick spit and drink urine for eloping with a girl from Kadhauna village of Gaya district, around 125km south of Bihar’s capital Patna.
Profile on Beena Pallical from ADRF-NCDHR.
An associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, has purportedly been caught on camera calling a student a “bloody bastard” for allegedly not standing up for national anthem and not saying ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ during an online class. In a video doing the rounds online in several student circles, Dr Seema Singh can be seen shouting at the student, telling him to leave the class and threatening to cut his marks.
Over 30 Buddhist families in Rohi Pimpalgaon village in Modkhed taluka of Nanded district faced social boycott for close to a week for raising slogans in praise of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar in the village.
In yet another incident of caste atrocity, three elderly Dalit men were forced to prostrate before the members of a village panchayat and apologise following a quarrel between two groups over organising a music function in the village.
A rapid survey study released by Campaign Against Child Labour (CACL) showed that in the 24 districts surveyed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, the number of children working, from vulnerable communities, increased from 231 to 650 compared to the pre-COVID-19 period.
Women in India making children’s clothes for H&M have spoken out about widespread sexual violence they claim to have faced at one of the company’s suppliers in India.
Fashion supply chains are notoriously opaque, and this can enable exploitative working conditions to thrive while obscuring who has the responsibility and power to redress them.
Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is deeply concerned about the arrests of a former slave, a journalist and two human rights defenders whose work is linked to the fight against descent-based slavery in Mauritania.
Many women in India continue to be engaged in manual cleaning of dry latrines, one of the most inhuman and undignified forms of manual scavenging, despite its legal prohibition. Watch how societal discrimination and systemic apathy lead to challenges in the rehabilitation of women engaged in manual scavenging, and how we can support their journey towards dignified and sustainable alternative livelihoods.
India’s graveyards and crematoriums are overwhelmed with deaths from COVID-19, trying to manage the surge in the capital city New Delhi’s largest crematorium.
India’s government needs to urgently address healthcare shortages amid the world’s fastest-growing Covid-19 crisis and ensure that vulnerable communities have equitable access to treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. Donors and diaspora groups that are rushing assistance to India should encourage the government to end curbs on free speech and to respect human rights in its pandemic response.