Dalit chronicles (Mar 28, 2008)

Court rejects bail plea of ex-councillor for Dalit atrocity related cases (ToI); Christians threaten to revert to Hinduism (NIE); Dalit killed in Ahmedabad following complaint against upper caste men (IE); Faizabad fire destroys 80 Dalit homes (IE); Dalit beaten to death in Bihar (Khaleej Times); IndiaFM reports on Nandita Das’ role as Dalit Pakistani film

Court rejects bail plea of ex-AMC
Times of India – India
Tomar moved the special court, constituted to deal with Dalit atrocity-related cases on Wednesday on the Gujarat High Court’s direction. …
Christians threaten to revert to Hinduism
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
It all started with the Archbishop Antony Anandarayar permitting Dalit Christians to undertake a funeral procession on Church Road, a privilege they had …
Dalit killed following complaint against upper caste men
Ahmedabad Newsline – Ahmedabad,India
Ahmedabad, March 27 Vijay Kumar Parmar, a Dalit from Pandad village in Anand district was allegedly murdered on Tuesday night by six upper caste men, …
Faizabad fire destroys 80 Dalit homes
Lucknow Newsline – Lucknow,India
Faizabad, March 27 Nearly 80 houses were destroyed when fire broke out in Bikapur Khas village of Bikapur Tehsil of Faizabad district on Thursday. …
Dalit beaten to death in Bihar
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
PATNA – In yet another case of mob violence, a man from a dalit family was beaten to death in a Bihar town, the police said yesterday. …
Nandita Das in a Pakistani film
IndiaFM – Bombay,India
On asking about her character in the film, Nandita informs, “I play the mother of Ramachand, a Hindu dalit who is a Pakistani by Nationality named Champa. …

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