Dalit chronicles (July 05, 2008)

Summary: Dalit families flee home due to terror by Akali MLA; international Dalit meet gets underway in New York; CPI condemns atrocities against Dalits in UP; Dalit woman commits suicide to escape being raped; Chandrabhan Prasad argues capitalism is the only way out for Dalit emancipation; international Dalit meet demands affirmative action; Dalit student thrashed for writing a verse appreciating upper caste girl

10 Dalit families flee from homes due to terror by Akali MLA
PunjabNewsline.com – Nagar,Punjab,India
FATEHGARH SAHIB: Due to alleged terror created by Akalis and police, around ten families belongs to Dalit community who voted for Congress in MC election in …

International Dalit meet to begin in New York on Friday
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
PTI An international meet aimed at discussing the plight of Dalits will begin in New York on Friday to debate issues like educational empowerment and social …

Anti-Dalit Atrocities Continue
People’s Democracy –
STRONGLY condemning the barbaric attack launched by the police on women, dalits and other villagers in Sarai Dayanat (Saraiya) village of Etawah district, …

Capitalism bites
Daily Pioneer – New Delhi,India
Would any of them describe how their ancestors would awake at dawn and rush to the Dalit landlord’s house? Would they recall being shouted at, abused, …

Woman commits suicide to evade rape attempt
Sify – Chennai,Tamil Nadu,India
Lucknow: A Dalit woman committed suicide Saturday by setting herself on fire in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district to evade a rape attempt by her neighbour, …

Dalit woman commits suicide to evade rape attempt
Thaindian.com – Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) A Dalit woman committed suicide Saturday by setting herself on fire in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad district to evade a rape attempt by …

Cong seeks Governor`s intervention to protect Sirhind dalits
Zee News – Noida,Uttar Pradesh,India
Chandigarh, July 05: Congress on Friday sought intervention of Punjab Governor alleging atrocities being committed on some Dalit families in Sirhind who …

International meet calls for affirmative action for deprived
Hindu – Chennai,India
Speakers drawn from various sections of society, at the three-day Dalit and Minorities International Conference, made a strong demand for reservation in …

Verse for classmate gets Dalit boy death
Times of India – India
UNA: A 16-year-old Dalit boy died after he was thrashed in front of other students by an upper caste teacher in a rural higher secondary school of this …

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