Dalit chronicles (June 26, 2008)

Summary: The Indian media gave extensive coverage to the arrest of Andhra Jyoti journalists over “anti-Dalit” reports

Editor, Journalists of ‘Andhra Jyothi’ granted bail
Hindu – Chennai,India
… the Editor and two other journalists of leading Telugu daily “Andhra Jyothi” who were arrested for allegedly hurling casteist remarks at a Dalit leader. …

AP: Abuse of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act
Merinews – New Delhi,India
The story had criticised unnamed Dalit leaders and their organisations. A heated argument ensued between the police team on the one side and the newspaper’s …

Sad tidings for the media
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
The newspaper dared to publish an article a month ago accusing leaders of some Dalit organisations of indulging in questionable means to make money rather …

Ominous midnight message for media
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
A journalist for over two decades and a strong votary of Dalit rights, he is the editor of Andhra Jyothi. Yet, the police chose to visit the newspaper …

CM opens welfare schemes
Times of India – India
He said the government has been taking special interest in the welfare of Maha Dalit castes, minorities, extremely backward communities and women.

Andhra journos revolt against arrest of 3 colleagues
IBNLive.com – New Delhi,India
A Dalit party called the Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) has filed a police complaint against the journalists, accusing them of insulting its …

‘Andhra Jyoti’ office attacked
Times Now.tv – Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
The office of the Telugu daily ‘Andhra Jyoti’ was attacked by an alleged dalit activist. Earlier, the police had arrested the editor and two journalists of …

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