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Indian Dalit youth killed 'for owning, riding horse', 3 detained

Indian Dalit youth killed 'for owning, riding horse', 3 detained

A young farmer from India's Dalit community has been beaten to death for owning a horse, which is seen as a symbol of power and wealth, police said Saturday.

Indian Dalit schoolboy says beaten because of good grades

Indian Dalit schoolboy says beaten because of good grades

Indian police have detained two schoolboys accused of repeatedly beating a low-caste classmate for getting good grades, an officer said Wednesday, with a video of the attacks going viral.

Indian villagers strip, beat low-caste teens over bike 'theft'

Indian villagers strip, beat low-caste teens over bike 'theft'

Three low-caste teenagers were stripped, beaten and forced to march naked in public after they were accused of stealing a motorcycle in western India, video footage showed on Tuesday.

Delhi warns water crisis could run for another 15 days

Delhi warns water crisis could run for another 15 days

A water crisis in India's capital will take up to two weeks to fix, authorities warned Tuesday, as taps ran dry, days after protesters sabotaged a crucial waterway to press a demand for better treatment for their caste.

Indian caste calls off protests after winning jobs promise

Indian caste calls off protests after winning jobs promise

Leaders of a rural Indian caste reached a deal to end protests that paralysed Haryana state and cut water supplies to Delhi's 20mn residents, after winning a pledge of more government jobs.

India caste protesters accept state government offer

India caste protesters accept state government offer

Indian protesters demanding better conditions for their caste said Monday they had accepted a state government offer aimed at ending days of riots that have killed at least 19 people ...

Death toll from India caste riots rises to 19

Death toll from India caste riots rises to 19

The death toll from caste riots in northern India has risen to 19, a state government official told AFP on Monday, adding that the protests had eased overnight.

Lockdown in parts of northern India after caste clashes

Lockdown in parts of northern India after caste clashes

Indian authorities imposed a curfew and issued shoot-on-sight orders in a northern state neighbouring New Delhi Saturday, after spreading caste protests left at least one person dead ...