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It is hard to say what left a bigger scar on the Dalit residents of Rajendra Nagar locality in Sonepat recently: a violent attack on them by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh men that injured over a dozen people, or the compromise they were driven to sign promising not to seek any legal remedy against their assailants.
An 11-year-old Dalit girl was brutally beaten up on 13 June in the village of Ganeshpura in Madhya Pradesh, because her shadow accidentally fell on the food of a higher-caste man when she was drawing water from a hand pump.
The conviction rate in cases registered under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act declined between 2011 and 2013, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
NACDOR activists Lathi charged by police
Violence against Dalits have increased in the last few years in Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli districts with the dominant caste Hindus even going to the extent of carrying out well-planned murders to eliminate Dalits, said K Krishnasamy, president of Puthiya Tamilagam party.
Two women belonging to scheduled caste were thrashed by a few police personnel on Friday. The victims complained that the cops accused them of being involved in a theft case.
New Delhi: In order to monitor the atrocities targeted towards Dalits and Adivasis in the country and to ensure speedy justice to them, a unique web based tool- Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) system has been launched under the aegis of National Coalition for strengthening SC & ST PoA Act (NCSPOA) by the National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ – NCDHR).
Because India’s jurisprudence remains ill-equipped to stringently provide legal protection for Dalits, human traffickers easily kidnap and lure vulnerable Dalit women and girls into prostitution and child marriage and men and children into bonded labor in factories and on farms.
Jayati Ghosh - "India may well have the most complex & entrenched system of discrimination & exclusion in the world.
A brutal attack by a Hindu priest on an eight-year-old "untouchable" boy highlights casual caste violence in India. By Dean Nelson
The angry priest bashed the little boy’s head repeatedly against a pillar in the temple, causing him to bleed.The boy was targeted because he was a Dalit. “He was a poor boy and hungry,” Bhaskar told Deccan Chronicle. Not surprisingly, police at Nelamangala town police station on Monday morning refused to register a complaint.
Speaking at a joint press conference in Kathmandu , Dalit leaders urged the concerned authorities to effectively implement the law.
Dalit rights activists in Bangladesh are urging the Government to enact new anti-discrimination legislation that will offer Dalits in Bangladesh increased protection of their rights.