Dalit associations stage dharna

, 24th August 2000 BELLARY, Aug 23 (DHNS)

A group of members of the various Dalit organisations staged a dharna here in front of the deputy commissioner`s office, alleging that Mr V Vijaykumar, proprietor of ''Crime Reporter`` magazine among other newspapers was publishing ''untrue and concocted`` write-ups and ''blackmailing`` some of the government servants among others.

The organisations in a memorandum submitted to Governor V S Rama Devi, through the deputy commissioner, have demanded that the licence for these newspapers be cancelled.

They have also alleged that the Mr Vijaykumar, who belongs to a Bhovi community, had also formed an organisation through which he endeavoured to pull in innocent Dalits in the wrong way.

Convenor of the district unit of Dalit Sangharsh Samithi A Ishwarappa, Organising Secretary A Manayya, President of Karnataka Rajya Safai Karmacharigala Sangharsha Samithi V Arunkumar, General Secretary of the district unit of Bahujana Samaj Party Mundargi Nagaraj, President of the Yuva Bhovi Sangh V Mahesh, President of the Dalit Student Okkota A K Gangadhar and others had led the dharna

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