Treating occupational safety for sanitation workers as a technical issue about personal protective equipment is not enough to understand the various elements involved, from changing behaviour to the larger context of sanitation workers’ lives.
Two labourers died after getting into the sewerage lines of GHMC takes the lid off the saga of negligence by contractors and government officials towards human lives.
Indians say it is important to respect all religions, but major religious groups see little in common and want to live separately
Discussion of whether Islam is a religion that discriminates.
Dalit Christian organizations in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu have urged a Vatican tribunal to end casteism and discrimination against Dalits in the Catholic Church.
The global academy is in need of a new interdisciplinary field, Critical Caste Studies, in order to rethink caste-power in civil society, state, and academy in India and overseas, argues Gajendran Ayyathurai.
After details of a violent gang rape in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, were released to the public last year, protests broke out all over India. The story of four upper-caste men brutalizing a 19-year old Dalit woman, and her subsequent death from injuries sent shock waves throughout the country. It set off new conversations about violence against marginalized women in India, challenging both traditional spaces and the urban middle- to upper-class Me Too movement.
A sub-inspector and two constables of Addagudur police station, who were placed under suspension a month ago in relation to the custodial death of a 48-year-old dalit woman, have been dismissed from the service by Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat.
In India, women and girls from the Dalit community experience incredibly high rates of sexual violence. India’s caste system, which functions like a social hierarchy, imposes positionality at birth and has been in place for thousands of years. Dalits are at the bottom, outside the caste hierarchy, leading to discrimination at the intersections of caste, class, and gender.
A case was registered against a couple following court’s order in connection with the alleged rape of a 16-year-old Dalit girl in a village.
A Joint Civil Society* Contribution to the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) for the adoption of the List of Issues Prior to Reporting on India has regretted that despite the abolition of untouchability enshrined in the Indian Constitution, and a constitutional formal prohibition of discrimination on the ground base of race or caste, under the Constitution, Dalits and other communities affected by discrimination based on descent, including Adivasis, still face de facto discrimination.
In an open letter Members of Parliament express their utmost concern regarding the rising number of grave incidents of rape and sexual violence against Dalit women and girls, which have been taking place in India over the last few years.
The Indian American Attitudes Survey (IAAS), done jointly by Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie with polling group YouGov, also found that US-born Indian Americans are more likely to complain of discrimination than those born outside, mostly in India
In 2000, pregnant 19-year-old Harpreet Kaur was found dead in mysterious circumstances. Her mother, the then chief of the committee that manages Sikh places of worship across India, cited severe food poisoning as the cause. The truth was much more sinister. Kaur was murdered following her secret marriage to 21-year-old Kamaljeet Singh – a lower-caste man – against the wishes of her mother.
Sumeet’s application for MSc in Modern South Asian Studies in Oxford University was accepted in March this year. He sought several central and state-funded scholarships, including National Overseas Scholarship, but failed. On Tuesday, he took to his social media account to start the fundraiser, citing several failed attempts at seeking scholarships and grants. The fundraiser, posted on crowdfunding platform Milaap, saw an overwhelming response as Sumeet received over 27 lakhs in a record three-hour time.
Dalit Catholic groups in Tamil Nadu have expressed dismay at the Vatican appointing a non-Dalit as the bishop of a predominantly Dalit diocese in Tamil Nadu.
Profile on Ashif Shaikh.
More than half the deaths due to Covid among the staff of the three MCDs — North, South and East — have been of safai karamcharis. Of the 94 deaths among corporation employees due to Covid, 49 are sanitation workers, as per data accessed by The Indian Express of the three MCDs.