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100 Dalits renounce Hinduism due to BJP

News Analysis | A group of around 100 Dalit protesters in Jind city claimed to have converted to Buddhism as their demands were not fulfilled...

Brutalized Dalits leave Hinduism for Buddhism

News Analysis | At least 45 members of Sarvaiya family, whose four sons had been flogged by self-styled cow vigilantes, renounced Hinduism and embraced Buddhism...

Rampage of extremist group highlights Indian double standards

News Analysis | All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for laying...

Indian caste war continues as Dalits are illegally detained

News Analysis | Activists in India say hundreds of Dalits (untouchables) have been "illegally detained" and many others are in hiding, as police in Maharashtra...

Mumbai’s caste chaos shows the need for a “Third Force”

Andrew Korybko | Violent caste chaos exploded in India’s western economic hub of Mumbai last week after Hindu ultra-nationalists clashed with low-caste Dalits who were...

Hindutva media paints Dalits as “Pakistanis” as Caste violence increases

News Analysis | Indian Hindutva propaganda cells on the social media have been actively spreading a photo on the web and other areas in order...

Union Minister calls Dalits to renounce Hinduism

News Analysis | Invoking Babasaheb Ambedkar, Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said he embraced Buddhism only after he was convinced that Dalits would not...

Not in my name protests: evolution in the anti-Hindutva struggle

Jawad Falak | On June 22, with Rs 1,500 in his pocket, Junaid Khan, the fifth of Saira and Jalaluddin’s seven children, left home in...

How the Indian state manages and controls diversity

Saikat Bhattacharya | Introduction The Indian state has to rule over an area with much diversity. Among them linguistic, class, caste and religious diversities deserve mention....

Indian High Court Judge says “Peacocks don’t have sex”, See how...

The somewhat bizarre remark that "peacocks don’t have sex" came from Mahesh Chandra Sharma, the judge of the Rajasthan High Court, has led to...

Babri Masjid case: BJP leaders charged for criminal conspiracy

News Analysis | A day after a special CBI court charged the Union Minister for Water Uma Bharti, as well as Lal Krishna Advani and...

Dalits asked to ‘get cleaned’ before meeting the UP Chief Minister

News Analysis | The firebrand Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath is once again in the headlines as a zealot Hindu. Shockingly residents of...

Dalits uprising in India: a political sham that promotes violence

Jyoti Malhotra | Pakistan marked a “Black Day” over the crisis in Jammu & Kashmir recently and India hit back with a strong statement asking...

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