Dalit chronicles (July 4, 2008)

Summary: IIT Delhi takes back expelled Dalit students; international Dalit meet in New York; a Dalit “fashion” show in New York, which was not attended by Indian diplomats; court orders reinvestigation into Nurmahal Dalit suicides; two booked for raping Dalit woman in Ahmedabad

IIT-D takes back 2 Dalit students, but says no caste bias
IBNLive.com – New Delhi,India
IIT-Delhi set up a review committee headed by a retired Dalit professor and revoked three expulsions, two of them of SC students. But the SC/ST Commission …

International Dalit meet to begin in New York
Hindu – Chennai,India
New York (PTI): An international meet aimed at discussing the plight of Dalits will begin here on Friday to debate issues like educational empowerment and …

At UN, Untouchable Fashion Show Livens ECOSOC, China Chides NGOs …
Inner City Press – Bronx,NY,USA
Wednesday night a group of blue-clad Dalit / “Untouchable” women from India participated in a fashion show while tuxedoed waiters passed platters of sushi …

Nurmahal suicides: Court orders reinvestigation
Times of India – India
JALANDHAR: More than a year after three members of a Dalit family, including a pregnant woman and her five-year-old daughter, committed suicide by jumping …

2 booked for raping Dalit woman
Ahmedabad Newsline – Ahmedabad,India
Ahmedabad, July 02 The Ramol police have booked two men for raping a 30-year-old Dalit woman from the Indira Nagar area. The accused – Lalubhai Bharwad and …

IIT shuts door on 9 Dalit students
Calcutta Telegraph – Calcutta,India
New Delhi, July 2: The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, has refused to re-admit nine Dalit students expelled amid allegations of caste discrimination, …

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