Dalit chronicles (May 21, 2008)

Summary: Dalits go on rampage over unfulfilled demands; TN cop forces Dalit to part with land; a review of ‘Behenji’ a biography of Mayawati; Congress accuses BJP of enticing Dalits with gratification; a feature on the discriminatory practices against lower-caste Hindus

Mobs torch vehicles for not fulfilling their demands
Hindu – Chennai,India
Rajkot (PTI): Nearly two State Transport (ST) buses and a couple of Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) vehicles in the city were torched by mobs from Dalit …

Cop forces Dalit to part with land
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
PERAMBALUR: In what can be termed as police highhandedness in collusion with the land grabbing mafia, a Dalit, hailing from Siruvachur, was illegally …

Police fail to register rape case, woman strip in public
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Allegedly the police were not interested in pursuing the rape complaint by the Dalit woman. The woman alleged that she was raped last week by two persons. …

Indian Idol
Business Standard – Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
In the 150th year of the 1857 war, a Dalit “virangana” swept to power in a land where once dalit warrior heroines had, according to legend, fought shoulder …

Register case against Yeddyurappa, says Congress
Hindu – Chennai,India
Bangalore (PTI): The Congress has charged the BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate BS Yeddyurappa with trying to woo Dalit and Muslim voters by enticement and …

Three cups practice in the home of a Kshatriya: Casteism in India
MyNews.in – Bhopal,Madhya Pradesh,India
When ever any dalit visited us, she or he was served in those utensils. One day by mistake a dalit lady used my glass to drink tea. …

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