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Dalits barred from entering Karnataka temple PDF Print E-mail
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BELLARY: Untouchability is prevalent in many parts of the country and Dharmasagara village near Hospet taluk is no exception. Here, people from  upper castes have forbidden the dalits from entering into temples.

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Tribal literacy rate is far below : Hamid Ansari PDF Print E-mail
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Literacy Map of IndiaNew Delhi, Aug 27 :  Delivering inaugural address at the International Seminar on “Adivasi/ST Communities in India: Development and Change” organized by the Institute for Human Development here today, Indian Vice President M Hamid Ansari said that the literacy rate of the Schedule Tribes (STs) at 47.1 in the 2001 Census is far below the national literacy rate of 64.84. Tribal children suffer from high drop out rates and low female literacy. They also have high infant mortality rates and malnutrition as compared to other population groups.

“If there is any group of Indian people that has been shabbily treated it the ‘adivashis’ (tribals). They have been disgracefully treated, neglected for the last 6,000 years,” Ansari said.

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Jain Sadhvi arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments PDF Print E-mail
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Jalandhar: A Jain sadhvi was arrested on charges of hurting religious sentiments of a community after her comments sparked violent protests in Jalandhar cantonment area where a complete bandh was observed today. 50-year-old Chelna Devi was remanded to judicial custody by the court today which said the case was not under its jurisdiction after she sought bail. Angry locals armed with sticks took to streets and damaged some vehicles against the alleged comments made by the sadhvi against Maharishi Valmiki during a sermon at a Jain temple late last night.

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Tribal struggle against displacement in Jharkhand PDF Print E-mail
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Jharkhand is known as the abode of Adivasis (the indigenous people, constitutionally they are called as scheduled tribe), the land of struggle and mineral rich state in India. “Jharkhand” literally means ‘the land of forests’ came into existence as 28th state of the Indian union on 15th of November, 2000 after a long mass struggle, which took place in the 20th century for the realization of a beautiful dream of the Adivasi heroes – Tilka Manjhi, Sidhu-Kanhu and Birsa Munda. The dream was to form exploitation free, humane and just Jharkhand, where the Adivasis can practice their ownership rights over the natural resources, enjoy autonomy and rule themselves as earlier they used to. The outsiders perceive Jharkhand as the abode of uncivilized, uneducated and the most backward people i.e. Adivasis therefore the region was mostly neglected in terms of the development but its natural resources were highly exploited. The Adivasis were alienated from their resources, exploited and injustices were done to them in the name of development, civilization and nationalism.
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Meira Kumar, a Dalit leader is the new Lok Sabha Speaker PDF Print E-mail
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New Delhi - A new chapter was written in the annals of India's political history as country's parliament unanimously elected a former diplomat from the lowest rung of Hinduism's rigid caste ladder, the Dalits or untouchables, as the first woman Speaker of the male-dominated legislature.
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Court upholds Dalit rights PDF Print E-mail
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An appeals court judge stunned a lower court when he overruled the lower court judge's ruling against a Dalit man. The landmark decision was handed down by a judge in India's Jammu & Kashmir state in March, according to international news reports. One international news correspondent wrote that the appeals court ruling amounted to declaring that, "all Indians were worthy of respect and entitled to a good reputation, regardless of their wealth or social status."
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