Violence against Dalits particularly becomes virulent when they challenge caste domination

By Battini Rao* Fifty five Dalit houses were burnt down during the afternoon of May 5 in Shabbirpur village of Saharanpur in northern UP. Attackers belonged to the dominant Rajput community of the area. They were armed with swords, spears, and lathis, and numbered about three thousand. Several other houses were looted, and fifteen motorcycles were burnt. … More Violence against Dalits particularly becomes virulent when they challenge caste domination

Anti-Dalit violence in Shabbirpur: Initiate long-term preventive action, peace-building measures

Shabbirpur – Saharanpur, UP Violence against Dalits on May 5, 2017: Text of the Fact Finding Report by National Dalit Movement for Justice – NCDHR: That the Hindus most often succeed in pulling down Untouchables is largely due to many causes. The Hindu has the Police and the Magistracy on his side. In a quarrel … More Anti-Dalit violence in Shabbirpur: Initiate long-term preventive action, peace-building measures

Several features of caste-based segregation in UP village Saaraspur akin to US’ racial segregation

By Shamsher Singh* This paper is a case study of how the residential segregation of Scheduled Castes (Dalits) in a village is associated with deprivation in access to adequate housing and basic amenities such as domestic electricity, piped drinking water, lavatories, common open spaces, street lighting, and drainage. The case study, based on Saaraspur village, … More Several features of caste-based segregation in UP village Saaraspur akin to US’ racial segregation

Assess, audit of all current schemes for Dalits to support access to social and economic rights

Excerpts from “Joint Stakeholder Report on Caste Based Discrimination in India” to the 27th Session of the Universal Periodic Review of the UN Human Rights Council – India (III UPR Cycle- May 2017), Submitted by National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR): The Indian Constitution prohibits discrimination in employment and commits to promoting the economic … More Assess, audit of all current schemes for Dalits to support access to social and economic rights

Complaint to NHRC chairperson on social boycott of Dalits in three North Gujarat villages

By Kantilal Ukabhai Parmar* Justice HL Dattu, chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), has been asked to intervene immediately and take steps against human rights violation of scheduled caste people in Par village, Santalpur block, Patan district, where several Dalit families have been forced to migrate and is currently sitting in front of the Patan … More Complaint to NHRC chairperson on social boycott of Dalits in three North Gujarat villages