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A Chronicle of Caste Atrocities in 2023


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First Published 11 March 2023 | Last Updated 6 April 2023


As of 2020, every 10 minutes a crime is committed against a Dalit in India and every day 8 Dalit women are subjected to sexual abuse. However, many are either unaware of these statistics or they, particularly the media persons, deliberately ignore such “hidden apartheid” that India has been regularly witnessing. This article collates some of the available reports on the daily occurrences of caste-based atrocities in 2023. The purpose is to document caste atrocities and thereby bring them to the notice of politically sensitised citizens as well as future historians. All news headings are hyperlinked and the readers can click on them for further information.


1. 14 People Booked For Assault On Dalit Family In Rural Dharwad

2. Gujarat: Two cops suspended for beating up Dalit teenager

3. Dalit tied to tree, assaulted on charge of stealing coffee in Karnataka

4. 33-yr-old Dalit man thrashed by 4 over ₹3,000 in Gurugram

5. Dalit Boy Killed, Hung On Tree By Upper Caste Men

6. Dalit boy found hanging from tree in UP village

7. Death of 30-year-old Dalit farm worker in Belthangady: Four absconding accused arrested

8. Dalit woman gang-raped in madrasa, Mohammad Islam and Salman arrested

9. Dalit boy in MP dies by suicide as teacher allegedly made casteist remarks

10. 17 booked after clash between police and Dalits in UP's Hathras

11. Uttarakhand: Dalit man assaulted with burning stick for entering temple

12. Dalit Man Tied Up, Burned With Sticks For Entering Uttarkhand Temple

13. 26-year-old man booked for raping, impregnating Dalit girl in UP

14. Dalit community attacked in Rajasthan’s Alwar victims narrate harrowing ordeal

15. Karnataka dalit woman dragged, beaten at temple

16. Caste atrocity Pudukkottai incident leaves Tamil Nadu outraged

17. Dalit youth dies in Bengaluru Police custody case handed to CID

18. Karnataka home minister assures action in Dalit woman rape case against husband

19. Targeted because his caste dalit bahujans express solidarity- Bairi Naresh

20. Punched, kicked and pulled by hair YSRCP leader arrested after brutal assault video of dalit petrol bunk employee


1. Dalit girl found dead in Unnao, kin allege rape and murder

2. Dalit woman student of Madurai Kamaraj University alleges harassment by professor

3. Clash breaks out over Dalits offering prayers at Madhya Pradesh Shiva temple

4. Two Dalit Girl Children Consume Poison Alleging Caste Discrimination

5. 18-year-old dies by suicide in IIT Bombay, Family claims caste discrimination

6. Eight injured after Dalits, upper caste clash in Koppal district

7. Bengaluru college casteist skit: Govt says insult to Ambedkar intolerable

8. Dalit student thrashed by principal for drinking water from bottle in UP

9. Dalit student beaten up in Gujarat, four booked

10. Dalit family in Thoothukudi allegedly denied use of road to crematorium

11. Dalit woman beaten with slipper, abused by upper-caste man in Karnataka

12. Dalit youth attacked by mob of Shiva devotees in Telangana's Vikarabad district

13. Telangana: Dalit man attacked by men claiming to be Shiva devotees in front of cops

MARCH, 2023

1. 30 booked for alleged attack on Dalit woman, son for entering Karnataka temple

2. Dalit homes set on fire for dancing in procession

3. Dalit Family Beaten Up for Entering Temple, Ambedkar Banners Torn by Upper Caste Villagers in Haveri

4. 'Caste Discrimination Shows Up in US Workplaces Too, As Jokes, Slurs and Other Indignities'

5. Seattle becomes first U.S. city to prohibit discrimination based on caste

6. Incarceration over Ambedkar Skit

7. How law allows caste discrimination inside Indian jails

8. Dalit man's 'honour killing' in Hyderabad: Best friend, lover's brother among 10 arrested

9. District health official, 5 others booked for sexual harassment of Dalit worker

10. Rajasthan Horror: Dalit Man Beaten to Death With Bricks, Eyes Smashed and Body Dragged Naked in Jhalawar; Case Registered

11. Dalit man killed for eloping with woman in Hyderabad

12. Two held for gangrape of Dalit woman, two others absconding

13. Partial Skeleton Of 6-YO Dalit Girl Found; UP Cops Probe If She Was Raped

14. Telangana: Dalit leader Bairi Naresh assaulted by Hindutva workers in Hanamkonda

15. UP Shocker! Body Of Dalit Girl, 15, Found Hanging At House In Aligarh

16. Caste bullying at Toronto schools prompts vote over new protected category

17. Ambedkar's statue desecrated in UP

18. Dalits attacked in TN for listening to songs in vehicle, 7 held

19. 13-year-old Dalit girl student dies by suicide in Telangana govt residential school

20. 3 Held For Dalit Man's Murder

21. Dalit Woman Doctor Dies By Suicide in Punjab, Kin Allege Caste Discrimination

22. UP: Class 10 Dalit student beaten to death by upper-caste Hindu teacher

23. Dalit woman injured in celebratory firing in UP

24. Four men get life imprisonment for gang-raping Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh

25. Telangana: Dalit Sanitation Worker Dies by Suicide in Gram Panchayat Office

26. Woman Dalit activist in Tamil Nadu faces unprecedented cyber harassment

27. 20-yrs-old Dalit Hindu boy, Digawat Pawan, was brutally stabbed to death

28. Dalit MBBS female intern allegedly died by suicide due to caste discrimination

29. Women's group calls out DMK and BJP supporters' harassment of Dalit activist Shalin Maria

30. Dalit Killed In Assault Over Land Dispute

31. Dalit children beaten by police in Bihar for playing DJ, villagers sit on dharna in protest

32. Gautampura Dalit Attacked With Sharp Weapons

33. MP: Dalit family brutally assaulted by Thakurs, former had gone to take possession of their farmland

34. Out on bail, rape accused throws 'acid' on Dalit victim; arrested

35. Dalit trans woman cop resigns from TN police force after continued harassment

36. Dalit student bruised and beaten for drinking water from bucket in school: UP

37. Dalit man beaten to death in Telangana for 'stealing electric cables'

38. Three held in Dalit veterinary surgeon's murder

39. Miscreants desecrate Ambedkar statue in W. Godavari

40. Dalit woman 'raped' by tantrik, her brothers-in-law forced to walk 2 km for medical test

41. Dalit man insulted for joining feast for 'upper-caste' guests

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