» 11/06/2006, 00.00
Maharashtra: police disperse Dalit rally by force
Outcastes from Bhandara district were protesting because an entire family was slaughtered for daring to oppose the seizure of its land. Outcastes revolted in Karnataka too.
India's Supreme Court postpones hearing on Christian dalits' rights again
The Delhi archbishop criticises the decision and blames discriminatory laws
Dongzhou villagers sent to prison
The trial lasted all of two days. The sentences handed down to the villagers range from three to seven years in prison, although the government had penalized the police involved. Just as they had ignored the people's protest and subsequent clash, no state media agencies covered this event either.
Anti-Dalit discrimination in flood relief
Dalits have been chased out of camps for displaced people and discriminated against in aid delivery. Research has indicated that one Dalit woman is raped every 60 hours and one man killed every nine days.
60,000 attend beatification of Fr Thevarparampil
The ceremony in Ramapuram, Kerala, was presided over by Cardinal Vithayathil in the name of the pope: let us be inspired by the exemplary life of this Blessed, who ranged himself on the side of the most vulnerable.
Campaign in favour of Christian Dalits meets first success
"Christian Dalits must enjoy the same opportunities as Hindu, Sikh and Buddhist Dalits do".
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