Profile of Asad Ashraf
Dozens of Dalit journalists have started their own YouTube channels and websites to become the voices of the community.
UP Election Result: Congress failed to challenge the rise of Dalit and OBC politics and then BJP poached its MLAs, which meant India’s grand old party lost the elections even before the votes were polled.
Raghuraj Pratap Singh is contesting on the party ticket that he floated recently, Janta Satta Dal Loktantrik. The SP candidate Gulshan Yadav who came second was once an ally of Raja Bhaiya.
For some, the slain brigand was a reincarnation of goddess Durga, worshipped as the feminine embodiment of power. For many others, Phoolan remains the epitome of wanton violence. But Phoolan’s life can be seen as a metaphor of caste politics woven into the struggle for power in the state
Local political observers have predicted a change in vote preference for this election, and say that a significant chunk of Vaishya votes may shift to Kailash Nath Chaurasia of the Samajwadi Party (SP).
Congress, BJP and Samajwadi Party have given tickets to the Brahmin community. In contrast, Samajwadi has a strongman from the Chaurasia community that falls under the OBC category in Uttar Pradesh.
Mirzapur district is as vibrant as its history; from its first general elections in 1952 to its last one in 2019, the city has elected MPs from all political parties, such as John N Wilson of INC, Anupriya Patel of AD (S) and even the ‘Bandit Queen’ Phoolan Devi of SP.
Our analysis of data collected from social media sites between the 14th and the 21st of February reveals that the Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo, Akhilesh Yadav, has left behind the incumbent chief minister in the number game, at least on social media platforms.
Modest fashion refers to an emerging trend among women, who wear less skin-revealing apparel, especially in a way that matches their spiritual and style standards, for reasons of faith, religion, or personal inclination.
Several non-BJP leaders have pitched for doing away with the list which has always been a bone of contention between the Centre and the states
On February 11, 2010, unidentified assailants killed Shahid at his office in Kurla, Mumbai. The assailants had disguised themselves as potential clients.
Despite claiming to be apolitical, Gurmeet Ram Rahim has backed parties and people directly and indirectly in previous elections. Ram Rahim's supporters are predominantly Dalit, and the Dera claims to have tens of thousands of adherents across the state.
Decades after Independence and despite its leaps in science and technology, India is yet to find an alternative for manual scavenging
Over the past hundred years, since war memorials became popular globally, their purpose and significance have changed, from sites for triumphant nationalism to that of sombre reflection. ‘New’ India, though, seems to be in a hurry to return to the past.
Mayawati’s Thursday rally in Ghaziabad was only her second ahead of the assembly elections, following a similar campaign meeting in Agra on Wednesday.
Nationally over 13 lakh incidents of crime against Dalits were filed in various states between 2018 and 2020; Bihar had a large chunk out of this pie.
In matters of politics and election, emotions override pragmatism. And an Indian election is the biggest show of them all—the grandest platform on which political leaders of all ideologies woo their voters.
Photojournalist and former Jamia student Md Meharban and Aasif Mujtaba a former research scholar at IIT Delhi and founder of Miles2smiles foundation have come out with a coffee table book, titled 'Hum Dekhenge, Protest and 'Pogrom'.
Can cash-strapped governments like Madhya Pradesh afford to build statues? Why do India politicians make such a great deal about erecting statues?
A report released by the Centre for Minority Studies, Research and Development in Assam rebuts the Chief Minister and government's position on Dhalpur evictions that left 43 people and 14 police officers injured.
Citing the recent religious conclave called 'Dharma Sansad' where Indian Muslims threatened openly, five former chiefs of staff of the armed forces expressed their displeasure with Hindu extremism.
According to the Superintendent of Police, Shree Manish, the two accused, Anurag and Anshul, have been arrested by the police under the charges of IPC 302, 34 and SC/ST Act, etc.
During a recent 'Dharam Sansad', held in Haridwar, several religious leaders affiliated with far-right Hindutva organisations asked Hindus to arm themselves and expel Muslims from the country.