Dalit chronicles (June 20, 2008)

Summary: Dalit allege discrimination by Tirupati priests; Court stays arrest of Gujarat varsity Vice-Chancellor; honour-killing for marrying Dalit; eye on polls, Himachal government rolls out Dalit schemes

TTD charged with sex-trade allegations
Merinews – New Delhi,India
Only a day after the dalit organisations threatened the management to boycott President Pratibha Patil’s visit to Tirumala on July 7, protesting against …

Court stays arrest of Gujarat varsity Vice-Chancellor
Hindu – Chennai,India
The complaint was filed by a Dalit professor, who alleged that Mr. Trivedi used derogatory language against him recently. He also said the police failed to …

Man kills daughter for marrying Dalit
Times of India – India
RAJKOT: In a gruesome act of honour killing, a man from the Koli community killed his daughter for marrying a Dalit boy in Khodiyar Rajapara village of …

Eye on polls, Dhumal rolls out scheme for Dalit empowerment
Chandigarh Newsline – Chandigarh,India
Shimla, June 19 At the outset, it may look like a tailor-made scheme for the benefit of the state’s 25 per cent Dalit population, but the Rs 6.8-crore Dr …

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