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Low-caste man killed in India for watching dance performance

Ahmedabad - A man from India's lowest caste has been killed by a group of higher-caste men for attending a traditional Hindu dance performance, police said Monday.

Low-caste pregnant woman and husband attacked in India

Ahmedabad - A low-caste pregnant woman and her husband were beaten with sticks after refusing to allow a group of higher-caste men to graze cattle on their farmland in India, police said Tuesday.

Low-caste pregnant woman attacked in India over dead cow

Ahmedabad - An angry mob in India attacked a low-caste pregnant woman and her family for refusing to clear away a cow carcass because of a weeks-long strike against such work, police said Monday.

Renewed violence flares in Indian PM's state over caste

Ahmedabad - Stone-throwing protesters clashed with police firing tear gas in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Sunday, the latest caste violence over demands for preferential treatment for jobs and university places.

Delhi warns water crisis could run for another 15 days

New Delhi - 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.

Delhi faces water crisis as deadly protests hit key source

New Delhi - Much of New Delhi's water supply was cut off Monday after members of an influential Indian caste sabotaged a canal as part of protests seeking preferential treatment that have killed at least 19 people.

Caste crisis: Why do quotas still exist in modern India?

Rohtak - Rioting and arson over demands for caste quotas has left 10 people dead in a north Indian state and seen thousands of troops deployed.Here are key questions about India's caste system:- Who is behind the violence?

Fresh riots, arson in deadly north India caste crisis

Rohtak - Fresh rioting and arson erupted in a north Indian state Sunday in caste protests that have left at least 12 people dead, and New Delhi faced a water crisis after mobs shut down a key supply.

Lockdown in north India state as caste violence flares

New Delhi - Indian authorities issued shoot-on-sight orders and deployed thousands of troops in a northern state neighbouring New Delhi Saturday, after escalating caste protests left five people dead, officials and reports said.

Indian police fire on caste protesters, one killed

New Delhi - Police opened fire on protesters in northern India on Friday, killing one, as rival caste groups clashed during a mass rally over access to jobs and education.

Indian protestor's death fuels fresh tension in Gujarat state

Ahmedabad - A court in Gujarat ordered an inquiry Friday into the death of a protestor in police custody, in a case that could further exacerbate tensions in the Indian prime minister's home state.

Deadly clashes hit Indian leader's home state

Ahmedabad - At least six people have died in the worst violence to hit Narendra Modi's home state in more than a decade, police said Wednesday, as the Indian prime minister appealed for calm.

Temple in India to accept women and non-brahmins as priests

Solapur - The 900-year-old Vitthoba temple in Pandharpur town in Maharashtra is now accepting men and women of any caste as priests.
 

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