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Dalit anger: BJP’s hard core is its own enemy

Dalit anger: BJP’s hard core is its own enemy

By Amulya Ganguli, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) owes much of its woes to the reluctance of its core constituency of urban, upper caste, conservative, anti-minority, middle class supporters to accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “sabka saath, sabka vikas” mantra ...

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Dalit activist who set himself on fire in Gujarat dies

Dalit activist who set himself on fire in Gujarat dies

Ahmedabad : A 60-year-old Dalit activist, who set himself on fire in Gujarat over government’s alleged failure to regularize land tilled by a landless labourer, succumbed to his burn injuries late on Friday. Bhanubhai Vankar set himself on fire on ...

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Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History

Bhima Koregaon: Dalits in Search of Icons from History

By Ram Puniyani, Maharashtra witnessed unprecedented violence against the dalits who had congregated to pay tributes to the dalits soldiers (1st January 2018), who were part of the British army which had fought against Peshwas in 1818. Babasaheb had visited ...

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Should BJP worry about growing Dalit alienation?

Should BJP worry about growing Dalit alienation?

By Amulya Ganguli, For the third time since the Narendra Modi government’s assumption of office, the Dalits have come into conflict with the Hindutva brigade. The first time was in Una in Gujarat, where a group of Dalits were thrashed ...

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Student killed in Maharashtra shutdown violence

Student killed in Maharashtra shutdown violence

Mumbai : A minor boy was killed in Nanded and several people were injured in Mumbai in sporadic incidents of violence which paralysed large parts of Maharashtra during a 10-hour shutdown called by Dalit parties on Wednesday. The ‘Maharashtra Bandh’ ...

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