Dalit chronicles (May 30, 2008)

Summary: Dalit industrialists lacking says book; BSP leader held for murder of Dalit; Congress joins Dalits over naming of Rajkot building after Ambedkar; tearing down of the caste wall not enough says Rediff; YSR says Telugu newspaper incurred the wrath of Dalits

No leading Dalit entrepreneur
Rediff – Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
There in not a single leading Dalit entrepreneur in India for all of the country’s entrepreneurial success and hence the political tension in India with the …

BSP leader held for murder of Dalit youth
Lucknow Newsline – Lucknow,India
Varanasi, May 29 Hours after BSP national secretary Ram Raksha Pal and his supporters allegedly killed a Dalit youth and injured three others in Chuppepur …

Now, Cong takes to the streets in protest against RMC
Ahmedabad Newsline – Ahmedabad,India
Rajkot, May 29 After nearly 10 days of mounting Dalit protests over the controversial building name change resolution passed at the Rajkot Municipal …

Why breaking an ‘anti-Dalit’ wall is not enough
Rediff – Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
The infamous wall in Uthapuram village in Tamil Nadu, meant to keep Dalits away from higher caste areas, may have been demolished, but it will take much …

YSR denies Cong’s hand behind attack on Daily
Hindu – Chennai,India
While condemning the attack by activists of a Dalit organization, Reddy, however, chided the newspaper management for publishing a “misleading story …

One thought on “Dalit chronicles (May 30, 2008)

  1. the rediff article on dalit entrepreneurs – the writer probbly hasn’t heard of the visaka group in andhra pradesh. here’s the flagship company’s website: http://www.visakaindustries.com/

    the company was promoted by g.venkataswamy’s (mp, lok sabha and former union minister) family. the group is doing quite well, by mn indications- it had built the new cricket stadium in hyderabad where the ipl matches are now being held.

    i’ve read similar articles on the shortage or lack of dalit entrepreneurship in the country in many mainstream newspapers/magazines. we wouldn’t know the extent of lack unless someone actually does some field work on it.. definitely can’t trust the ill-informed msm on it.

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