Dalit chronicles (Feb 25, 2008)

Mangalore: Ban on Use of ‘Dalit‘ Term Imminent
Daijiworld.com – Mangalore,India
Following an observation made in a Supreme Court judgment, the axe is all set to fall on the use of the word “Dalit” in referring to people belonging to

HCU PhD scholar found dead
Times of India – India
“Many Dalit students do not get guides in the university even one year after they join for the PhD programme. Professors often turn away ‘quota students’

‘Dravidian parties using Dalits as vote bank’
Chennai Online – Chennai,India
Madurai, Feb 24: Puthiya Tamizhagam leader K Krishnasamy tonight charged Dravidian Parties with using Dalits only as a vote bank and urged the people of the

SC body protests against Misra panel recommendations
Ahmedabad Newsline – Ahmedabad,India
The move, however, has not gone down too well with a number of Dalit activists. “The VHP and the saffron brigade is misguiding people and trying to pit

Mayawati less ballistic against Cong, demands quota for Dalit converts
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
supremo Mayawati on Sunday skirted the issues of withdrawal of support to the Centre and demanded reservation for Dalits among Muslims and Christians.

Mayawati hits out at Congress, BJP
Hindu – Chennai,India
Addressing a rally at the Ramlila Grounds here, Ms. Mayawati accused the BJP and the Congress of not doing enough for the uplift of Dalits and backward

Maya piles reservation heat
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
She also advocated the need to bring Dalit Muslims and Christians under the quota ambit. “I have written to the Prime Minister demanding reservation for

Mayawati for quota for Dalit converts, poor upper castes
Times of India – India
“We have written to the central government for extension of reservation benefits to Dalit Christians and Muslims,” she said addressing a rally here at

DK Police shed ‘Dalit‘ word
Mangalorean.com – Mangalore,India
The term Dalit has been taken off from the social jargony by the order of the supreme court and hence forth authorities will not use that word.

Mayawati’s rally plans worry Congress
Andhra Cafe – Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh,India
The party’s Dalit cadres ensure an impressive turnout. The rise of BSP in Delhi is a matter of concern for the Congress since both political parties have

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