Dalits

Dalit Pride March people attacked in Gujarat

A Dalit rally in Una on Monday. | PTI
Several Dalits returning from ''Dalit pride march'' in Una were beaten up on Monday night by people of other communities in two villages near the city in Gir Somnath district of Saurashtra region in Gujarat.

Four policemen also received injuries in the clashes and they were hospitalised. Police had to open fire in the air and burst tear gas shells to disperse mobs.

Dalits, who were assaulted, allege that the police did little to protect them from their attackers. Twenty-six people have been arrested so far.

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Dalits should leave Hindu religion’: Ambedkar’s grandson

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Rajkot: Dr BR Ambedkar’s grandson, Prakash Ambedkar visits Rajkot civil hospital on Saturday and met Una dalit victims.According to Times of India reports, Prakash, the former MP and a dalit leader himself, after listening to the victims’ ordeal, asked dalits to shun Hindu religion and liberate themselves from slavery of the caste system.
“I told them (Una victims) to leave Hindu religion. Because of the caste system, dalits are facing inhuman and atrocious treatment,” Ambedkar told TOI. He also demanded immediate ban on ‘private army’ of cow protectors, promoted by saffron organizations.

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Indian state of UP: Dalit couple hacked to death over Rs 15

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Police said the accused Ashok, who had a grocery store in Mainpuri, has been arrested. He was demanding the money to buy some intoxicant and an argument over the matter led to the gruesome killing of the couple. DH graphic. For repersentation purpose.A Dalit couple was today hacked to death here allegedly by an upper caste man for refusing to part with a paltry Rs 15 so he could buy his daily fix of intoxicant, police said.

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K'taka: 2 Bajrang Dal activists among 7 booked for 'attacking' Dalits

Chikmagaluru (Karnataka), Jul 24, 2016, PTI
The alleged attack on Dalits came to light yesterday after 'Komu Souharda Vedike', a forum for communal harmony, raised the issue.Seven persons, including two Bajrang Dal activists, have been booked on charge of attacking a Dalit family in their house here recently for alleged cow slaughter, police said today.
The alleged attack has come to light amid furore over the assault on Dalits in Gujarat's Una for allegedly skinning a cow.Police registered the case against seven locals on a counter-complaint by three Dalits, who were on July 10 booked for allegedly slaughtering the cow in their house under Jayapura police station limits.

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