Dalit chronicles (July 1, 2008)

Summary: A newspaper by a cobbler; Dalits demand arrest of priests over Dalit Govindam; police defend action to arrest Andhra Jyothi journalists; centre to drop clause providing for dereservation of SC/ST seats from the proposed reservation bill

Cobbler doubles up as scribe to speak up for Dalit rights
Press Trust of India – New Delhi,India
“The sheer negligence on the part of media hurt me, and I decided to start my own newspaper which could speak aboutthe grievances and rights of Dalits, …

Dalits threaten stir
Newindpress – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
At a round table here on Sunday, Dalit organisations and non-Congress parties demanded that a case be registered against the temple priests who ‘showed …

Police justifies arrest of Andhra Jyothi journalists
Hindu – Chennai,India
The journalists were arrested on charges of abusing by caste name under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act on the complaint made on June 4 by dalit …

Caste conflict brewing in Rajnagar over darshan
The Statesman – Kolkata,India
Mild caste conflict ensued in Righagada village, 55 km from here as a Dalit couple inadvertently broke the age-old tradition and entered into the …

Centre to drop ‘dereservation’ clause from quota bill
Times of India – India
A controversy arose after two Dalit voices in the Cabinet – Meira Kumar and Ramvilas Paswan – objected to the reference in section 11 in the draft bill. …

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