Dalit Chronicles (April 19 & 20)

These Dalits have nowhere to go
Hindu – Chennai,India
AHMEDABAD: Over 100 members of 19 Dalit families are spending their days in makeshift camps in front of the Banaskantha District Collector’s office in …

Rahul concludes tour of Bundelkhand
Hindu – Chennai,India
Mr. Gandhi visited remote villages in Banda and Chitrakoot districts where he met Dalit families to get first hand information of the progress of the …

In Jhansi, Rahul gets streetwise
Economic Times – Gurgaon,Haryana,India
He has visited several tribal and dalit families in the area, eating their home made food and even spending the night in villages. In his interactions with …

Dalit girl beaten to death on panchayat orders
Howrah News Service – Howrah,West Bengal,India
By AMITA VERMA Lucknow, April 18: A 15-year-old girl was beaten to death in Mahadeva village in Kushinagar district after the local panchayat ordered her …

A Full Quiver
Tehelka – New Delhi,India
Devabrata Sharma, a Brahmin from Assam’s Jorhat district, is known for his uncompromising opposition to caste oppression in a region where the Dalit …

Dalits forced out of village- Demand shelter
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
The Dalit families were forced to flee after nine members of the upper-cast Rajput community of Bukna village killed one Kohyabhai Ukabhai in August 2007 …

April 20

Maya to Rahul: Stop political drama
Times of India – India
Rahul’s Dalit outreach must be rankling her because there is no evidence to suggest slackening of Mayawati’s grip over Dalit votes, particularly fellow …

RPI attacks Maya statue plan
Howrah News Service – Howrah,West Bengal,India
In what was the first clear indication of growing opposition to Ms Mayawati within the dalit camp, Mr Patil told mediapersons on Saturday that a writ …

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