Dalit chronicles (April 30, 2008)

Summary: Advani’s stand on reservations for Dalit Christians is flayed; tea shops in Ayyapuram, TN, serve Dalits in separate glasses; Dalit girl thrown into fire for daring to cross the road; three upper-caste men beaten up for attempted rape of Dalit minor; AFP feature on Rahul Gandhi’s entry into politics via a clash with the “iconic” Dalit politicial Mayawati

Dalit Christians: Advani’s stand on quota flayed
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Inaugurating the delegates session at the 3rd state conference of Kerala Council of Dalit Christians at the TM Varghese hall here on Monday, he said it was …

India’s shy ‘crown prince’ wades into political warfare
But now he has waded into battle with a politician who could be his toughest foe; iconic dalit leader Mayawati, who also wants to be prime minister. …

Two-tumbler system: Nellai teashops mirror caste divide in TN
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Ayyapuram near Tenkasi in Tirunelveli district is a small hamlet having a Dalit population of 120 families. The Dalits here are served tea/coffee in …

Three beaten up for kidnap bid on minor
Times of India – India
GURGAON: Three youth were beaten up by local residents of Ghanghola village in Sohna, south Gurgaon for allegedly trying to kidnap a minor Dalit girl from …

Dalit girl thrown in fire for crossing road
Times of India – India
MATHURA: A Dalit girl was thrown into fire allegedly by an 18-year-old youth who objected to her passing through a road next to his house in a hamlet, about 40 km from temple town Mathura.

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