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Former Bihar Chief Minister Faces Severe Backlash After His Distasteful Remarks On Brahmins

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Manjhi's use of swear word came to light on Sunday when a video went viral on social media where the 77-year-old leader was shown holding forth on the pitfalls of growing ritualism among Dalits at a function.

Oscars 2022: India's Official Entry 'Koozhangal' Out; Rintu Thomas' 'Writing With Fire' Shortlisted For The Best Documentary Feature

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The Tamil film 'Koozhangal' (Pebbles), India's official entry this year to the Oscars, has been eliminated from the competition. However, there's a reason to rejoice as director Rintu Thomas' 'Writing With Fire' was shortlisted in the Best Documentary Feature category.


Dalit Man Forced To Lick Spit In Bihar | Why Caste Based Violence Is On Rise In India

The recent incidents of Dalit crimes once again bring to light the deep-rooted caste-based behaviourism that rules the ‘democratic’ society to date.

UP: Mayawati Slams Those Showing 'False Respect' For Ambedkar; Says BSP Will Win Absolute Majority

Dec 06, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister accused the BJP and other parties of not giving Dalits the full benefit of their legal rights enshrined in the Constitution


Harvard's Biggest Dalit Voice Unhappy After Its New Caste Sensitive Policy, Here's Why

Dr, Suraj Yengde, a senior fellow, and the most influential Dalit from Harvard is unhappy with the recent move by the university to include caste as a protected category for its student workers.

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09 November, 2021

Why Punjab's 'Masterstroke' CM Charanjit Singh Channi Is Racing Against Time To Prove Himself

Harish Manav

Charanjit Singh Channi, who comes from a poor family, has been on a massive outreach program towards the poor sections of the state.


31 October, 2021

Most Backward Communities With Us, BJP Will Be Wiped Out In UP: Ex-Ally Om Prakash Rajbhar

Preetha Nair

In an interview with Outlook, Om Prakash Rajbhar, president of Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) spoke about his party's poll aspirations in Uttar Pradesh and the need for inter-party alliances to beat the BJP.


16 October, 2021

Making Sense Of Dalit Political Assertions

Meena Kandasamy

In the final part of her four-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami draws conclusions from her in-depth report from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.


16 October, 2021

The Long March To Freedom

Meena Kandasamy

In the third part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.


16 October, 2021

Flags Of Our Forgotten Ancestors

Meena Kandasamy

In the second part of her 4-part series, poet and activist Meena Kandasami continues reporting from Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media.


16 October, 2021

The Five-Pointed White Star Of Dravid

Meena Kandasamy

In which, poet and activist Meena Kandasami visits Ground Zero of an unfolding grassroots movement in Tamil Nadu that has escaped the attention of mainstream media


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12 October, 2021

BJP Hits Out At Rahul, Priyanka Over Silence On Dalit Atrocities In Congress Ruled States

Outlook Web Desk

Sambit Patra, national spokesperson of the BJP said that congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi are silent on Dalit atrocities committed in Congress ruled states but are actively involved in 'political tourism' in Lakhimpur Kheri.


08 October, 2021

Delta Meghwal Case: Rajasthan Court Convicts All Accused; Victim’s Father Says 'Justice Delivered'

Tabeenah Anjum

Five years ago a teenager Delta Meghwal was found dead at her college in Rajasthan’s Bikaner district, following which her parents had alleged that she was raped by her teacher.


25 September, 2021

Dalit Leader Jignesh Mevani To Join Congress Along Kanhaiya Kumar

Outlook Web Desk

An independent MLA from Gujarat Jignesh Mehvani said he will join the Congress along with former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar on September 28.


21 September, 2021

On CM Charanjit Channi’s Direction, Punjab Police Arrest Person Who Tried To Damage Ambedkar’s Statue

Harish Manav

Punjab’s newly sworn-in chief minister Charanjith Singh Channi also directed police to take strict action against people trying to disturb law-and-order.


20 September, 2021

Channi’s Appointment As Punjab CM; Mayawati Asks Dalits To Remain Cautious Of Congress

Outlook Web Desk

BSP supremo and former UP Chief Minister Mayawati termed appointment of Charanjit Singh Channi as new Punjab CM as mere “election stunt”.


31 August, 2021

Gurgaon: 13-Year-Old Dalit Girl Raped, Killed; Landlord's Relative Held

Outlook Web Bureau

The police said that landlady's brother Praveen Verma has been arrested on the complaint of the girl's father who made a PCR call when the accused allegedly tried to force the family to cremate the body.


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26 August, 2021

Dalit Authors, Mahasweta Devi Removed From English Syllabus, DU Comes Under Fire

Outlook Web Bureau

The council also approved the implementation of National Education Policy from 2022-23 and four-year undergraduate programmes, overriding a strong dissent from its members, in its 12-hour long meeting.


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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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