Dalit chronicles (June 28, 2008)

Summary: Chandrabhan Prasad of the Pioneer muses whether the “despotic” villages should be annihilated for a capitalist, modern India; Dalit meet in New York; Buta Singh seeks arrest of rape accused in Dehradun; Dalit fear of violence by village head in Gujarat; police officer accused of Dalit rape dismissed

Kill village Republic
Daily Pioneer – New Delhi,India
As we know, Marx was neither Dalit nor Brahmin. Born and raised in an alien land, he was a neutral umpire, and had expressed his opinion freely and frankly. …

Dalits to meet in New York to discuss their plight
Hindu – Chennai,India
New Delhi (PTI): An international meet to discuss the plight of Dalits will be held in New York next week where issues like educational empowerment and …

Bronze Age Booming
Outlook (subscription) – New Delhi,India
“He is our deity, this is our temple,” says Radhey Lal, who lives in the Dalit-majority village of Daud Nagar, 10 km from Lucknow.

Inspector accused of rape, dismissed
Sify – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Karnal: A police inspector, accused of raping a 20-year-old Dalit woman student inside a police station here, has been dismissed from service after a court …

Taking a close-up of life
Deccan Herald – Bangalore,India
Seventeen Dalit women, small and marginal farmers from Andhra Pradesh, have made 70 documentary films, some of which have been shot and screened in several …

Fear of sarpanch looms large over Dholavira Dalits
Ahmedabad Newsline – Ahmedabad,India
The fear of Dholavira village sarpanch, Velubha Sodha, continues to hound the 35-odd Dalits who were injured in an attack by members of the upper caste on …

Buta seeks arrest of rape accused
Hindu – Chennai,India
… Buta Singh, has given a week’s time to the Uttarakhand Government to arrest all those accused of raping a dalit girl at a city hotel recently. …

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