Una victims become 'symbol' of Dalit Chetna Yatra as Sangh Parivar goes all out to get Dalit support

By Amit Kumar and Afroz Alam Sahil, Twocircles.net

On July 11, four Dalits were publicly stripped and beaten up by Gau Rakshaks in Una in an event that shocked the nation and brought Gujarat to a standstill.

Three months later, even as Dalits in Gujarat continue with their demands, the same four people were ‘presented’ in front of the press at the Gujarat Bhawan by veteran BJP leader Satyanarayan Jatiya and Sanghpriya Rahul, the national president of Bharatiya Bauddha Sangh-the RSS affiliate organisation.

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Family refuses to cremate murdered Punjab Dalit youth

Chandigarh : The family of a 20-year-old Dalit youth, who was brutally murdered in Punjab's Mansa district, on Wednesday refused to cremate the body till his missing leg was found and his assailants arrested.

Sukhchain Singh, the murdered Dalit youth, was said to have been a member of one of the gangs engaged in illicit liquor business in the Mansa area, about 250 km from here.

He was allegedly murdered by members of a rival gang on Monday night. The accused chopped off his leg and took it away.


Thackeray blows hot and cold at BJP in Dussehra rally

Mumbai : Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the recent surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, and simultaneously dared the state BJP to break its alliance.

Addressing the party's golden jubilee Dassehra Rally at Shivaji Park late this evening, Thackeray said after the surgical strikes, he called up Modi and told him that "this is the Narendrabhai we want - go ahead, we are with you".

How the life of a Sufi leader paved way for interfaith harmony in Kerala

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net

Malappuram: At a time when inter-religious conflicts are rearing their ugly heads across the country, Mamburam Makham in Malappuram district of Kerala has emerged as a symbol of communal harmony by carrying forward the legacy of Mamburam Sayyid Alavi Thangal. This year too, week long spiritual intercourse, food distribution and union of leaders from various communities marked the 178th death anniversary of Thangal in Malappuram.

BJP desires 'Hindu Rashtra', Modi has failed, says Mayawati

Lucknow : BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday accused the BJP of trying to convert India into a "Hindu Rashtra" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had failed to fulfil his election promises.

Addressing a huge rally here, the four-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also accused the government of doing "natakbaji" over the army's surgical strike on terrorist launch pads on Pakistani territory.

The Sunday event was called to mark the 10th death anniversary of BSP founder and her mentor Kanshi Ram and comes ahead of assembly elections in the state early next year.


Modi government spreading hatred in Uttar Pradesh: Mayawati

Lucknow : BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, saying it is spreading hatred and communalism in Uttar Pradesh and has failed to keep its promises for the state.

Mayawati was addressing a Bahujan Samaj Party rally at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar ground in Lucknow, in which lakhs of people are are said to be participating.

Kerala to bring new law to ensure quota for SC/ST in aided colleges

By Shafeeq Hudawi, TwoCircles.net

Thiruvananthapuram: Taking note of the poor representation of teaching staff belonging to SC/ST sections in aided colleges in the state, the Kerala Government has decided to bring in a new law to ensure due quota for the candidates belonging these sections.

Hyderabad varsity students stage protest over panel report

Hyderabad : Students at University of Hyderabad (UoH) on Friday staged a protest against the report of Justice Ashok Kumar Rupanwala Commission, terming it an attempt to shield two Union ministers and the Vice Chancellor in Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide case.

Students under the banner 'Justice for Rohith Vemula' took out a rally on the campus, raised slogans against Narendra Modi government and burnt effigy of the commission.

They also raised slogans against Union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya.

Man weds widow in front of Gandhi statue

Patna : Breaking with tradition, a man married a widow in front of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi, whom they termed a 'witness' like God, in Bihar's Ara town, an official said on Thursday.

Twenty eight-year-old Sunny Kumar, a Dalit, married Gudiya Devi, 25.

Instead of a temple, Sunny married Gudiya before a statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the premises of Ara Sadar hospital.