Dalit News Flash

 - Tribal family stripped for shooing away hens
BHUBANESWAR: Four members of a tribal family were stripped, beaten up and made to parade naked before their fellow villagers in Chhatam, in Orissa's tribal-dominated Sundergarh district.
 - 3 buddhist monks shot dead
SRINAGAR, July 13 - Curfew was imposed in Leh town of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir today following tension between the majority Buddhist and minority Muslim population. Over a dozen persons of both communities, including Sonam Gombo, vice-president of the Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), were arrested as a precautionary measure.
 - Governors' panel to monitor SC/ST schemes
NEW DELHI, JULY 13. The two-day Governors' conference ended today with the President, Mr. K. R. Narayanan, announcing that a Committee of Governors would be formed to look into the serious inadequacies in the implementation of programmes about the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes.
 - Interview with Dr. Ilaiah
The following are the answers given by DR KANCHA ILAIAH to questions posed by ANAND, a Madras-based journalist, in the context of the curbs sought to be imposed on the writings of Dr Ilaiah by the Osmania University authorities.
 - Untouchability Is No 'Internal Matter'
Had there been a conscientized dalit journalist accompanying the president to France, we could have seen a different kind of reaction - not one of panic, guilt and embarrassment that one saw - to what the French media had reported.
 - When A Sambhuka Speaks
TWO RECENT episodes, involving the question of freedom of expression, failed to capture the national imagination. One involved a dalit and the other an OBC. What was common to both cases was that individuals were being targeted not merely because they questioned caste and the premises of brahmanic hinduism, but because they were doing so from positions of exclusion from the brahmanical social order.
 - Bihar Minister sacked
EMBARRASSED BY the charges of torture of two Dalits by Minister of State for Cooperatives Lalit Yadav, Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Monday promptly sacked him.
 - Fear of philosophy of equality by Kancha Ilaiah
The philosophy of the Brahminic institutions of India is that inequality is natural. Caste being a brainchild of this philosophy it sustained and prolonged this inequality in hierarchical order, which got constructed in the realm of religion and spirituality.
 - 32 kids rescued from bonded labour
MUMBAI: Following a raid by police officials along with Samarthan, a Mumbai-based NGO, 32 children were rescued from Walope village near Chiplun in Ratnagiri district.
 - Life in Chains
Bonded Labour: Tortured and terrorised, five men suffered in fetters in a stone quarry for two years
 - A cry for justice
At the National Public Hearing on Dalit Human Rights in Chennai, the country's most oppressed section narrates its tales of woe.
 - Dalits and the state
The failure of the Indian state to implement land reforms and give land to the landless has ensured the continuation of Dalit slavery.
 - Four-year-old girl beheaded for sacrifice
A 40-YEAR-old man allegedly 'sacrificed' a four-year-old girl on Monday in Miragpur village, 30 km from Roorke. Only the head of the victim has been recovered so far
 - RSS & Its Vicious Circle
Initially formed on Dussera day in 1925 by one Dr. Kesav Baliram Hedgewar at Nagpur for "Hindu Revivalism". During last 75 years since its inception have only four Sarsanghchalaka namely:-
 - Phoolan Devi ordered to face trial
Morena, July 4. (PTI): The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Gwalior, A K Pandey, has ordered that Samajwadi Party MP and former bandit queen Phoolan Devi face trial for allegedly throwing slippers at a prisoner and abusing him in Gwalior Jail on June 2, 1986.
 - BJP examines another tie-up with Mayawati in UP
NEW DELHI: With its inner councils convinced that the party faces near-certain defeat in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early next year, the BJP is being forced to consider stratagems which it had earlier thought unthinkable.
 - Dalit girl hostel for sexual exploitation
PALAKKAD, JULY 2. The shocking revelations of sexual exploitation of some inmates of the Government-run Agali Tribal Girls Hostel in the tribal heartland of Attappady in Palakkad district resulting in a few of them becoming pregnant has rocked Kerala, the most literate State.
 - Action to be taken in killing of two Adivasis
he National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has directed the collector and the superintendent of police of Dhar district in Madhya Pradesh to take action against the police officials responsible for killing two Adivasi youths in June.
 - Gujarat tribals fear losing grants
IN ITS eagerness to keep an eye on any possible conversions, the Social Welfare Department of the Gujarat Government has made changes in the application form for seeking grants.
 - Dalit colony razed in Sonepat
SONEPAT: More than 100 kutcha and pucca houses were razed to the ground by officials of the demolition squad with the help of the police in RK Colony on the GT Road about eight km from here, on Wednesday night.
 - JP's revenge
Why did Jai Prakash Narain call upon the armed forces to defy the civilian rule at his Ramlila Ground rally on June 25, 1975? How could the Army Chief disobey civilian orders, and yet remain the Army Chief?
 - Becoming A ‘Servant Of God’
June 25 — You can tell the “servants of God” from the other Dalit women outside the Hindu temple in Manvi, a village in northern Karnataka, by their jewelry. They’re wearing red beaded necklaces with silver and gold medallions.
 - Caste Struggle
June 25 — On paper, the people in the slum on Delhi’s Lodi Road don’t even exist. The Dalits, or literally “broken people,” as members of India’s Untouchable castes are now called, don’t show up on electoral rolls, ration cards or water bills.
 - Brutal Murder of 3 Dalits
M.Puliangudi is a Village situated in Cuddalore District in Tamilnadu. This village has a population of around 3000 in which about 300 people are be Dalits and the remaining population belongs to Vanniyar community. Vanniyars are the landed population.
 - Suraj Bhan prefers land reforms to reservation
Claiming that reservation in services is not the solution to the problems being faced by dalits even 50 years after India gained independence, Uttar Pradesh Governor Suraj Bhan has said that land reforms is the need of the hour.
 - Manusmriti to Madhusmriti
In the last 20 years of my editing Manushi, I have been bored to death reading endless articles from those who consider themselves progressives with regard to women's rights and the caste question, carrying a mandatory attack on the author of Manusmriti.
 - Ambedkar replaces Marx in CPM's lexicon
In the draft of the updated party programme adopted by the central committee recently, the party has included three paragraphs on caste in its chapter ``State structure and democracy''.
 - 'Gandhi pushed Ambedkar to the edge'
Film-maker Dr Jabbar Patel has rewritten an important and controversial chapter of our history. In his latest film, he has presented a completely new perspective of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in a cinematic biography that sets out to correct our understanding of the Dalit leader's contribution to India's freedom struggle
We are back from our "Mission Caravan", the voyage on wheels which has begun on 26th January, 2000 from Parliament House, New Delhi and culminated on 14th April, 2000 at Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh having covered almost 26000 Kms. In eight North Indian States viz. Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Part of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajsthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
 - Report on Dr. Ambedkar Bust Unveiling
All Dalits around the world came to pay the homage and celebrate the Official ceremony of the bust of its one of the most celebrated student- Dr. BR Ambedkar (Columbia 1913-1916)
 - Return to an abhorrent past
The shankaracharya of Puri, Nischalanand Saraswati, has said that neo-converts to Hinduism should pray in separate temples. These swastik temples, as they will be called, are to be for the exclusive use of all those who have joined or rejoined the Hindu fold. Those 'lucky' enough to be born Hindus can, of course, continue to pray in the existing temples across India and the globe.
 - Kambalapalli Dalits to be housed in model village
KOLAR: Work is in progress on 64 houses, to accommodate the dalits of Kambalapalli village in Kolar district, who fled the village after the recent carnage in which seven dalits were burnt alive allegedly by caste Hindus.
 - State govt to arm dalit youth in central Bihar
In a move that may have far-reaching political and social implications, the Bihar government has decided to arm dalits and backward caste people in sensitive areas of central Bihar.
 - Dalit Boy does it again
A Dalit Boy has topped again. Hope the Dalits remember this boy, Jatinder Kumar, who topped in the Punjab State 10th Class two years ago. The same boy again topped in this year's Punjab State 10+2 examination.
 - Response to Z article by V. Prashad
Unfortunately Mr. (or Dr.) Vijay Prashad appears to belong to one of those breeds of the "hardcore left" or "old left", who can see no problem in the world other than economic problem.
 - Ladakhis to observe 'BLACK WEEK' from tomorrow
Leh, June 18 (PTI) - As the stage is set for the special session of Jammu and Kashmir State Assembly from tomorrow to pass an autonomy package, Ladakhis opposed to the ''rule from Shrinagar'' are planning to observe a 'black week'.
 - Low - cost for low caste
SHANKARACHARYA of Govardhan Peeth in Puri Jagatguru Nischalananda Saraswati was in the news for "reconverting" 72 tribal Christians in the same area where Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two minor sons were roasted alive. Presumably, the conversions did not contravene the special laws that exist in Orissa. Nobody should grudge His Grace for his mission as long as he uses persuasion, and not force.
 - Statute review panel invites suggestions
NEW DELHI: The Constitution Review Commission has sought suggestions from the public and non-governmental organisations regarding likely changes in the 50 year-old document.
 - Charges filed in Kambalapalli Dalit killings
BANGALORE: The Civil Rights Enforcement Cell (CRE) filed the chargesheet last Thursday in the court of Civil Judge, Chintamani, indicting 32 persons, including one Maddi Reddy, as the main accused in the burning of seven dalits in Kambalapalli village in Chintamani taluk of Kolar district in March this year. All the accused are now in judicial custody.
 - 15 killed in Bihar caste violence
Fifteen persons were killed in two separate incidents of caste violence in Nawada district of central Bihar last night.
 - Two cases of Rape
Woman panch stripped for being raped in MP
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 - The drumbeats of oppression
In a village in Tamil Nadu's Pudukkottai district, Dalits are subjected to a vicious attack for refusing to subject themselves to rites of social oppression.
 - Murder of three Dalits in Cuddalore
The recent murder of three Dalits in Cuddalore district shows that caste oppresion is a living reality in rural Tamil Nadu.
 - Dalits and land issues
ON December 25, 1927, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar led a historic mahasatyagraha to defy a ban imposed by caste Hindus on Dalits drawing water from public sources. More than 10,000 Dalits participated in it.
 - Brahmins and Eelamists
This refers to Raveen's comments on "Brahmins" and Eelamists. I am one of those who have used very strong language against Tamil Nadu Brahmins- the gang of Cho, Ram, and Dr. Subramanian Swamy. Balachandran.
 - Sindhu Flows Through Leh's Religious Rift
In a new twist to the politico-religious tangle in north Kashmir, Buddhists are turning more and more hostile towards their traditional neighbours - Muslims - who constitute a minority in this town nestling in the lower reaches of the Karakoram range, but are in a majority in adjoining Kargil.
 - World's largest Buddha statue to come up at Gaya
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has given clearance for the installation of a 500-feet high bronze statue of Buddha (the largest in the world) 5 km away from Gaya airport.
 - Dalit killed by 4 upper caste persons
Police officials interrogate people witness to the murder of a dalit youth in Amraiwadi area of Ahmedabad.
 - BJP has done little to woo Dalits: Gautam
NEW DELHI: Did the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992 affect BJP's ties with the Dalits apart from antagonising the Muslims? Yes, if one goes by what party general secretary S P Gautam has to say on this subject. ``The date was December 6, Dr Ambedkar's death anniversary. Though the party had nothing to do with the demolition nor the date, it still got the blame for the wrong reasons,'' Gautam says.
 - Lucknow varsity std. union to honour Mayawati
LUCKNOW: Former Chief Minister Mayawati is all set to join the select rank of statesmen like Jawaharlal Nehru, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Jai Prakash Narain and Indira Gandhi by becoming an honorary member of the Lucknow University Students Union.
 - UP tops rights violations cases
NEW DELHI: Human rights take a maximum beating in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Bihar and, surprisingly, the national capital.
 - Bahujan Samaj Aur Iski Rajniti
New Delhi, June 3. (PTI): Buoyed by the response in the recent Assembly by-elections, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today predicted the likelihood of snap polls in Uttar Pradesh and claimed it would secure absolute majority to form the next Government on its own in the State.
 - Dalit rank-holder has decided what to do
MADURAI, JUNE 1: When cameras and reporters search for him, G Veerapandyan(a Dalit boy) is far away from school. The look-out ends in the evening, at a restaurant which sells just parotta and mutton curry. The second rank holder in Geography in the Tamil Nadu Class XII exams with 197 out of 200, Veerapandyan is the `parantha master', who makes paranthas, in this Madurai shop.
 - Dalits Envision a New Future for the Fold
This is regarding the newspaper report of recently concluded seminar on Dalits held in Mumbai about which I had already written to you. This report has appeared in The Indian Express of 29th May 2000.
 - BSP makes inroads into Mulayam territory
THE CROWN may have gone to the ousted Chief Minister, Kalyan Singh, but it is certainly Bahujan Samaj Party's turn also to bask in the post-poll glory, even though it lost the Soron Assembly seat by a slender margin to the fledgling Rashtriya Kranti Party.
 - Landlords exploit the drought-hit Dalits
Drought is driving Dalit women into the arms of landlords and contractors. As most of their men have migrated in search of a livelihood or been forced into bonded labour, the Dalit women fall back on Thakurs, Chaudhary-Patels and Rabari-Desais in these trying times.
 - Dalit woman gang-raped, paraded naked
FARIDKOT: A married, Dalit woman was gang-raped and paraded naked in the village Tharajwala of Muktsar district because of her brother's alleged involvement with a girl of the village.
 - DUTA to launch signature drive
THE DELHI University Teachers' Association (Duta) Executive has decided to launch a signature campaign of teachers and present a memorandum to the Prime Minister urging for exemption of teaching posts from reservation in the context of the recent constitutional amendment.
 - Ashoka stupa found in Orissa
An Ashoka stupa has been discovered atop the Langudi hill, an ancient Buddhist site in coastal Orissa, along with an inscription referring to the great Mauryan emperor Ashoka.
 - Notorious Ranvir Sena activist arrested
Patna, May 28.2000 (PTI): Notorious Ranvir Sena activist, Upendra Singh alias Mugia, involved in Lakshmanpur Bathe and Shankerbigha massacres in Bihar among others, has been arrested by the Patna Police.
 - Interview with Dr Kancha Ilaiah
Dr Kancha Ilaiah (48), associate professor of political science at Osmania University, has received a missive from the registrar, Professor Pannalal, on his writings in a local newspaper. The registrar advised him not to write articles that tended to accentuate prejudices or inflame hatred among various sections of people.
 - DSS activist says he was kidnapped
Dalit Sanghrasha Samiti activist Manjunath Kundar, who was missing for about 15 days and later found near Sakaleshpur, has alleged that his political opponents in connivance with the police, masterminded his ''kidnapping``
 - SC/ST crew want to be included in VVIP flights
The Air-India Cabin Crew Association is peeved at the management for its "discriminatory" policy in assigning cabin crew to operate VVIP flights, especially in the case of scheduled caste/scheduled tribe members.
 - Rehabilitation package for atrocity victims
BANGALORE: A permanent rehabilitation package worth about Rs 3.7 crore would be set up by the state level SC/ST Vigilance and Monitoring Committee to help victims of atrocities belonging to that community, Social Welfare Minister Kagodu Thimmappa said here, on Monday.
 - Mobile courts soon to try SC, ST atrocity cases
The first meeting of the State-level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee under SC/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which was held here today decided to launch mobile courts to try SC/ST atrocity cases.
 - Women and political power
THE DRIVE for women's political power had its beginnings in the rural areas. Even in 1975, when we had the first major feminist rally, a ``Samyukta Stri-Mukti Sangarsh Parishad'' in Pune, a group of rural women afterwards went back to their village and decided, with the help of some young male activists, to put up women for the village elections.
 - NHRC asks AP to compensate Dalit rape victims
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Andhra Pradesh government to pay Rs 50,000 each as compensation to four young Dalit women, including a deaf and dumb girl, who were allegedly raped in the West Godavari District of the state.
 - Dalit farm worker killed in caste conflict
MEERUT: A 40-year-old dalit agricultural labourer was tortured and humiliated before being shot dead in front of his wife and others at Kabaraut village, 35 km from Muzaffarnagar, allegedly by some influential persons, on Tuesday evening.
 - Remembering days of conversion
It was not within my capacity to be born in a particular religion. But though I was born as so called Hindu, I will not die as a Hindu. This was the declaration of Dr. Ambedkar made by him as early as 1935, at Yeola in Nashik district in Maharashtra.
 - Land reforms only solution to Bihar caste wars
Land reforms, patterned on the ''West Bengal model", are the only permanent solution to the spate of attacks, murders and arson involving scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in various parts of Bihar, says the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
 - DSS demands judicial probe
The Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) today demanded a judicial probe be conducted in parallel to the already ordered CBI inquiry into the Kambalapalli caste car- nage which claimed seven dalits in Kolar district two months ago.
 - Nailing evidence-Police cap under a dead man
Uttar Pradesh: The scene at the wheat fields along the national highway in Basai village was gory on May 2 morning. Villagers going for work saw five bodies soaked in blood. Vijay Singh, Jaipal Singh, Satbir Singh and SugreevÑall Dalits of the villageÑwere dead, but another Dalit, Santhosh was still hanging on to life, though his neck had a deep gash. He was rushed to hospital.
 - 7 hurt in caste clash near Hoskote
Seven persons were injured and two huts destroyed following clashes between Caste Hindus and Dalits in Hoskote Taluk, the hotbed of political and caste-based conflicts in Bangalore Rural dis-trict, on Tuesday night.
 - LS clears scrapping of backlog vacancies ceiling
NEW DELHI: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed by a two-thirds majority a constitution amendment Bill seeking to end the 50 per cent ceiling on reservation in backlog vacancies provided under an official memorandum of 1997.
 - Dalits to stage protest rally on Saturday
TRAICHUR: A state-level rally by DSS has been organised on Saturday in Bangalore and lakhs of dalits are expected to participate in it, said DSS state unit organiser M. Jayanna here.
 - Dalit killings cause concern in Uttar Pradesh
Two recent incidents involving killing of dalits by members of the upper caste have brought under fire the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Uttar Pradesh.
 - SI guns down four Dalits in Uttar Pradesh
Angry at his daughter eloping with a Dalit, a police sub-inspector avenged the humiliation by killing four of the latter`s family.
 - We aren’t Hindus, assert Gujarat tribals
UNDER pressure from the Hindutva protagonists, it seems that the tribals of Gujarat have started asserting their independent identity. The latest in the series of manifestation of tribal identity is a leaflet being circulated in the tribals areas.
 - The carcass collectors of Rann
Ever since animals started dying in the drought, the only way to collect the carcasses and get it surveyed has been through people from this Dalit community.
 - DSS plans rally on May 15 in Bangalore
The Dalit Sangharsha Samithi (DSS) will hold a state-level rally at Bangalore on May 15 protesting against the recent inhuman killing of seven Dalits at Kambalapalli in Kolar district. As many as 3000 activists are likely to attend the rally from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
 - Caste off!!
One of the tragedies of our history books is that they do not look at history holistically, but rather as specific events of battles won or lost and so on. In the bargain, we fail to learn our lessons completely, which is perhaps the primary purpose of reading history.
 - Call to include Dalits as neo-Buddhists
Sri Nidamamidi Veerabhadra Channamalla Swamiji has given a call to include Dalits as neo- Buddhists in the forthcoming census.
 - Water shortage re-ignites caste clashes
AMRELI (Gujarat), APRIL 27. As the mercury soars and water resources dry up, clashes over collecting water in the drought- hit areas of rural Gujarat are becoming common. And with that has returned with a bang the caste consciousness, which was slowly getting blurred.
 - Double infliction on Dalits
Drought has failed as a great leveller of the financial status of individuals here, as farmers who take to agricultural or manual labour stand divided. Even in hunger, the Dalits are not equal to the upper castes in the backward Rangareddy district in Telangana.
 - Hindu nationalism & women - I & II
DALITS HAVE reason to be worried, with the RSS in control of the Ministry of Human Resources Development. Not only is it in a position to impose its cultural agenda on the nation, but it also seems to be moving to cut off the development of a Dalit intelligentsia which has been one of the powerful forces challenging it.
 - Four Dalits gunned down in Bihar
At least 4 Dalits were gunned down, 3 others received serious injuries and more than a dozen houses were burnt by upper castes in Khairahni village under the jurisdiction of Nokha police station in Rohtas district of central Bihar during the wee hours today.
 - Scrap Constitution review panel: V P Singh
''It is the Constitution Review Committee headed by former Supreme Court chief justice M N Venkatachaliah that has to be scrapped and not the Constitution drafted by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar as it has led the nation in the last 50 years,'' according to former prime minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh.
 - Deprived of their due
A study highlights the flouting of the norms of reservation for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in appointments to institutions of higher learning.
 - Dalit bridegroom dismounted from mare
Riding a mare in a wedding procession still proves to be a nightmare for many a Dalit bridegrooms in Rajasthan. A Dalit bridegroom was reportedly dismounted from the mare and stones were thrown at the 'baaratis` injuring four of them at Sardada village of Deoli tehsil in Tonk district on Wednesday.
 - Untouchables remain victims of persecution
MADRAS, Apr 21: India's dalits, or "untouchables," remain wide-spread victims of persecution, of-ten with state collusion, a two-day public hearing here concluded Thursday, reports AFP.
 - RS adjourned over MP's remarks on Arun Shourie
Rajya Sabha was today thrown into turmoil leading to abrupt adjournment of the House for the day over certain remarks by RPI member R S Gavai about Union Minister Arun Shourie's book `Worshipping false gods'
 - Landlords attack dalits, burn houses
CUDDAPAH, APRIL 19. Upper caste landlords have attacked dalits and set ablaze 30 houses belonging to the latter, near Rajupalem in B. Kodur mandal.
 - Dr Ambedkar Jayanti on 14 April 2000 in UK
The Ambedkar Millennium Hall was opened by Sharad Pawar MP, President of Nationalist Congress Party, on Friday 14 April 2000 at 12.30pm at of 12 Featherstone Road, Southall, Middlesex. The newly built hall was full beyond capacity. Local and national organisations were represented and prominent Indian leaders were present.
 - Inauguration www.ambedkar.org
I am happy to Inaugurate the exclusive Dalit International Web Site - www.ambedkar.org built by our Friends abroad.
 - "Pollution" of Ambedkar Statue by Sudarshan?
It was a symbolic protest against the RSS Suprimo's views against the Constitution. A man who has condemned the Constitution and demanded its replacement, has no moral right to come to Diksha Bhoomi to honour the Creator of the Constitution.
 - Nation pays homage to Dr B R Ambedkar
President K R Narayanan, vice-president Krishan Kant, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Congress President Sonia Gandhi led the nation in paying homage to the architect of the Indian constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar on his 109th birth anniversary today.
 - Honouring of L.K.Madavi by Dalit E-Forum
Ambedkar International Mission's Literary Award was presented to L. K. Madavi, at the hands of Bhante Arya Nagarjuna Surai Sasai, at Nagpur for his book "Patana". A momento and a cheque of Rs. 25,000/- was the nature of the Award.
 - An Appeal from Reservation Protection Forum
We came to know about UGC D.O. letter No. F. 1-6/98- (SCT) dated 15th from the registrar, University of Hyderabad. This letter explicitly cancels the reservations for SC/St students without giving any explanation for the cancellation. It was quite a shocking news for the students who belong to the disadvantaged sections (SC/ST/BC).
 - Minorities stage silent march
BELLARY: Hundreds of Dalit Sangharsha Samithi, Ambedkar Association and District Minotities Committees activists under the banner of Dalit Backward and Minorities Joint Action Committee held a silent protest rally on Thursday, against the Central government's decision to review the Constitution.
 - 7 Dalits burnt alive in Karnataka caste clash
KOLAR: Seven persons, including three women, were burnt alive and one person was stabbed to death in a major flare-up of caste-related violence at Kambalpally village in Karnataka's Kolar district on Saturday night, police said on Sunday.
 - RSS behind statute review: Kanshi Ram
The Bahujan Samaj Party supremo, Mr. Kanshi Ram, today charged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh was behind the exercise initiated by the BJP-led Centre to review the Constitution
 - Sudarshan wants Constitution to be scrapped
RSS chief K S Sudarshan has advocated the need to scrap the Constitution which was a ''remake of the British model in 1935`` and suggested its replacement with one based on the ''aspirations of the people.``
 - Caste, Clinton and the IT Revolution
 - Treat caste on a par with racism: panel
 - India slams French media reports on Narayanan
 - Media reaction to Dr Ambedkar's birth Anniversary in 2000
 - Turning Point
 - Kambalapalli incident was waiting to happen
 - BSP to hold protest statute review
 - India's Minorities Are Targets Of Government-Abetted Violence
 - Woman Stripped, Killed
 - 20 Dalits injured in mob attack
 - India set for a 'bleeding revolution', says caste expert
 - Priest slaps Dalit, ties him with rope
 - A temple entangled in clash between castes
 - Another batch of bonded labourers set free
 - Backwards refuse to be passive voters
 - Caste factor in delivery of justice highlighted
 - Cry of the oppressed goes unheard
 - Dalit body to launch stir for separate state
 - Dalit decided the fate of the bjp government
 - Dalit mother raped for son’s ‘criminal’ affair
 - The Lowest Castes in India, Reaching for Power, Shake Up the System
 - Minister for rural stagnation ignores devdasis
 - Ordinance to ban inhuman rituals imposed on Koragas
 - Tragic end to inter-caste marriage
 - Uneasy calm in Chidambaram

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