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17-Year-Old Dalit Girl Raped In UP's Fatehpur, Forced To Change Religion

Mar 17, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

23-year-old Raju Ansari took the 17-year-old girl to his residence in the Lalauli police station area of the district on Friday night and allegedly raped her.

Did Social Distancing Legitimise Untouchability?

Feb 19, 2021 Sanket Khati

Is a pandemic even remotely sufficient to alter the machinations of untouchability and caste?


Yuvraj Singh Vs Yuzvendra Chahal: Dalit Activist Wants Cricket World Cup Star Arrested For Casteist Remark

Yuvraj Singh has already apologised for his comment on Chahal during an Instagram chat with Rohit Sharma last year

Are Our Courts Upholding Constitutional Justice Or Justice Of Manusmriti? Asks Meena Kandasamy

Jan 12, 2021 Intifada P Basheer

While speaking to Outlook, writer-activist Meena Kandasamy talks about politics, literature, feminism, reservation, Periyarism and poses a few questions to the Indian judiciary.


Uttar Pradesh: Caste Stickers Land 600 Vehicle Owners In Trouble

Nearly 600 persons were penalised for displaying caste stickers on their vehicles across Noida and Greater Noida on Saturday, officials said.

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06 January, 2021

Roadside Vendor Arrested In UP For Selling Shoes Having ‘Casteist’ Word On Sole

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The vendor, Nasir, was booked following a complaint by a local resident, Vishal Chauhan, that the shoes being sold by him had the word 'Thakur' written on it


31 December, 2020

Dalit Man Beaten For 'Plucking Leaves', Kills Himself; 2 Arrested

Outlook Web Bureau

Dharampal Diwakar, 25, died by suicide in UP after being thrashed by the two accused for plucking leaves from their mango tree


29 December, 2020

No More Yadav, Jat, Gurjar: UP Transport Department To Seize Vehicles With 'Caste' Stickers

Outlook Web Bureau

The transport department has launched the drive after instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).


01 October, 2020

Hathras Rape: A Caste Continuum

Dipsita Dhar

Though the 19-year- old burns in front of our eyes, what's on that funeral pyre are the unkept promises of our Constitution.


26 August, 2020

Indian Matchmaking Is Game Of Compromise Where Patriarchy Holds Sway

L N Venkataraman

In India, marriage does not bind two individuals; it is an affair between two families often with the same social class and caste factors. Hence, finding a life partner is like an ordering from a menu intersected across social stereotypes.


23 July, 2020

Political Collapse Of Bengal's Upper Caste 'Bhadralok' Hegemony And BJP's Prize

Aniket Ghosh

This caste divide in Bengali society is responsible for the rise of the BJP in the state. Since 2012, the RSS has made great inroads by community outreach initiatives in the clusters where Dalits and other marginalised groups are concentrated.


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08 July, 2020

Kanpur Police Killings Symptom Of Malaise That Feeds On Caste And Corruption

Anil Kumar Verma

While the encounter of criminals may be a knee-jerk response, we need to go for cultural overhaul of the police, bureaucracy and politicians as a long term solution to this deeper malaise.


20 June, 2020

Caste-based Reservation Is Compensation For Historical Exploitation And Marginalisation

Umesh Kumar

It is the collective responsibility of all of us to ensure an equal society by promoting reservations and affirmative action till we achieve the goal of annihilation of caste.


15 June, 2020

Ambedkar's Ideals Become More Relevant In The Time Of Covid And 'Social Distancing'

Suman K Jha

Purity and pollution were considered an integral part of the traditional, rigid caste system. With a renewed thrust on 'social distancing', are we, unwittingly, endorsing an unequal social order?


02 June, 2020

Angry Fans Demand Apology From Yuvraj Singh For Making 'Casteist' Remark On Yuzvendra Chahal

IANS

Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh stirred up the hornet's nest after making a casteist remark on Yuzvendra Chahal


31 May, 2020

Casteist Remarks Made During Phone Call, Away From Public View, Not An Offence: Court

PTI

'Merely uttering such wrong words in the absence of any public view does not show any intention to humiliate the complainant who besides being Sarpanch, belongs to Scheduled Caste community,' the court said.


13 February, 2020

Caste Out Of Campus: Apartheid Methods Of Public Classification Lead To Prejudice

Saikat Majumdar

It is beyond comprehension why the classification of categories needs to be made public in our universities. The identification of one’s caste, much like that of race, sex, or even gender, is a private matter.


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07 November, 2019

Couple Stoned To Death For Marrying Outside Caste In Karnataka

AFP

The incident is the latest in a string of so-called 'honour killings' which are rampant in rural pockets of the country.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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