Friday, June 21, 2024

Topic: caste discrimination

Delhi Police detains former DU Dalit teacher protesting casteism, ransacks protest site

Dr. Ritu Singh, a former Delhi University (DU) faculty member, was detained by the Delhi police on Tuesday evening after the 'forceful removal' of protest tents and belongings of protestors, including Ritu Singh and her supporters, from the demonstration site outside the Arts faculty of the Delhi University campus on Monday. She was released over 7 hours later.

“Because I am a Dalit”: A teacher’s battle against caste bias

Dr Ritu Singh, who holds a doctoral degree in Psychology from Delhi University, was an ad-hoc teacher at Daulat Ram College before she was...

California Assembly passes bill to ban caste discrimination

California moved closer to becoming the first U.S. state to ban caste discrimination after a bill to outlaw the caste practise passed the California Assembly late on Monday,

Dalit Sarpanch barred from hoisting flag at MP school on Independence Day

A Dalit surpanch of a village in Madhya Pradesh's Vidisha district alleged that he was not allowed to hoist the Tricolour in a school on Independence Day.

Kerala: Class 10 Dalit student dies by suicide over casteism from teacher; family alleges police inaction over her complaint

Athira, a class 10 student of Nemam Victory Girls Higher Secondary in Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram has tragically died by suicide after caste discrimination at her school.

US: California Senate passes bill which bans casteism, with 34 to 1

The California Senate has passed bill #SB403, which prohibits caste discrimination, with an overwhelming majority of 34-1, making California the first state in the US to implement an anti-caste law.