Dalit leader Kamble goes missing
Express News Service Posted online: Sunday , Dec 20, 2009 at 0137 hrs
Mumbai : Author and Former Bharatiya Dalit Panthers leader and Marathi
professor in the Mumbai University, Arun Kamble, has reportedly gone
missing from Hyderabad since December 14, where he had gone for a
function. Mumbai chief of the RPI, (Athawale faction) Gautam Sonawane
said Kamble had gone out of his hotel for a walk and had not returned.
Kamble's family has met Athawale and sought his help to find him, he
said. A complaint has been filed with Saifabad police station.
Kamble, 56, was a senior activist of the Dalit Panthers in '70s and
later formed the Bharatiya Dalit Panthers with Athwale after the
Panthers split on ideological issues.
Kamble was active during the movement to demand renaming of Marathwada
University after Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.
Kamble is known for his books on Ramayana (in which he wrote about the
cultural conflicts), Ambedkar's conversion and the Dalit movement. He
had also been associated with V P Singh and had joined the Janata Dal.
He was once the Janata Dal state general secretary.
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