India

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There was heavy police deployment at most of the crossings in the district, around 150 km from Uttar Pradesh’s capital city, Lucknow.   Most of the shops remained shut, except those dealing with medicines and other essential goods.   Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC are in force …

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Poona Pact: A document to enslave Dalits for eternity

Poona Pact: A document to enslave Dalits for eternity

Caste is considered the cornerstone of Indian Hindu society. In this, the untouchables are at the lowest level in the structure of hierarchical inequality, which were officially called 'depressed classes' until 1935. Gandhiji had rewarded them with the name 'Harijan' which was not accepted by most of the untouchables. Now they have chosen for themselves the name 'Dalit' which is indicative of their downtrodden status. At present they constitute about one-sixth (16.20%) of the total population of India and one-fifth (20.13%) of the total Hindu population. Untouchables have been deprived of all social, religious, economic and educational rights in Hindu society for centuries and to a large extent are still there.

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Mahant Narendra Giri, the president of Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), the apex body of 14 akharas, was found dead at his residence in Prayagraj on Monday evening. Giri’s body was found hanging from a rope inside a room in the Baghambari Mutt, police said, adding that prima facie, it appears …

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The Karnataka Assembly on Monday witnessed Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and former chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa engaging in a war of words over Yediyurappa’s resignation from the CM post.   During a discussion on fuel price hike, Siddaramaiah pointed out that Yediyurappa who hardly smiles was …

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