Dalit chronicles (June 27, 2008)

The controversy over the arrest of Andhra Jyothi journalists over their “anti-Dalit” articles continues, Press Council gets into action and calls for media freedom to be protected, journalists released on bail; MP minister’s kin booked for burning down Dalit’s home; different sides exchange blame over Pottilanka violence; Cuddalore students demand dismissal of college head over Dalit remarks; protest over expulsion of Dalit students at IIT

PCI initiates action in arrest of two scribes
Hindu – Chennai,India
The office of ‘Andhra Jyoti’ was attacked and its editor and two journalists arrested on June 24 for publishing an allegedly offensive story on Dalit groups …

Andhra Jyoti scribes released, government sticks to guns
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
The arrest of the editor and scribe on Tuesday night allegedly for hurting dalit sentiments had generated a nationwide campaign against the YS Rajasekahra …

Minister’s brother booked for burning Dalit’s house
Daily News & Analysis – Mumbai,India
… others have been booked for burning down a Dalit’s house and threatening her family with dire consequences in Sagar district, the police said on Friday. …

Acrimony marks meeting on Pottilanka violence
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Amalapuram MP GV Harsha Kumar and representatives of several Dalit organisations blamed Rajahmundry rural CI L Ankaiah and Kadiyam SI Satyanarayana for …

Faculty, students seek principal’s dismissal
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Speaking to journalists here on Thursday, chairman of the Association of University Teachers S Ramamani said the principal R Valli had been harassingDalit …

In a first at IIT, students protest expulsion of SC/ST undergrads
Delhi Newsline – Delhi,India
The Dalit students, however, are not convinced with the entire arrangement. “This is nonsense. When people have expelled us on purpose, how can they be part …

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