Tag Archives: Dalit

Why Bihar will not see a Dalit upsurge like Gujarat

In July, when the national media was gazing at the Dalit upsurge in Gujarat’s Una, another episode occurred in a north Bihar village, Babu tola-Matthiya, in Muzaffarpur district’s Paroo area. Two Dalit youth allegedly attempted to steal a Bhumihar’s motorcycle. The Dalits were thrashed and urinated upon. The Paroo police arrested two of the 11 accused and an inquiry established Read More

Ginni Mahi, the 17-year-old Dalit voice from Punjab, is making waves

BEHIND the posh Model Town block in Jalandhar, stands the crowded neighbourhood of Abadpura, where a huge section of the Ravidassia community lives. Here, in the serpentine lanes, nestles a small 150 sq-yard house, home to a young voice of freedom and equality. At a time when the flogging of Dalit youths in Una has triggered protests, Ginni Mahi, 17 Read More

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan praises Dalit rally in Gujarat

The protest rally by Dalits in Una in Gujarat on the independence day has come in for praise from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who said it was the people’s response to the “farce” of Sangh Parivar’s love for Dalits and that the movement had far reaching consequences in national politics. “The Declaration of Independence echoed in Una (Gujarat), during Read More