Thursday, March 10, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit students back professor, VC

Dalit students back professor, VC
Mysore, March 8, DHNS

Dalit students on Tuesday staged a demonstration in front of Crawford
Hall in support of Mysore University Vice Chancellor V G Talawar and
supended head of the Zoology Department, Prof Shivabasavaiah.

Talawar is facing charges of soft-pedalling a sexual harassment
complaint against Shivabasavaiah made by a married lady scholar
pursuing research under his guidance.

Led by former Mayor R Purushothama, also a Dalit leader, hundreds of
students, including girls, came together under the banner of
Federation of Dalit Students and took out a rally from Manasagangotri
to Crawford Hall.

Alleging that Talawar and Shivabasavaiah had been targeted because
they were Dalits, the students charged Medical Education and District
In-charge Minister S A Ramadas with showing undue interest in
escalating the issue.

Purushothama questioned the action against Shivabasavaiah, comparing
it with the cases involving Excise Minister Renukacharya and former
minister Halappa.

He accused Legislative Council chairperson Vimala Gowda and MLC
Bharati Shetty of bias and said that while they vociferously spoke for
the woman scholar, they did not utter a word when their own partymen
faced sexual harassment charges.

Later, activists of the BJP Yuva Morcha staged a protest at the same
venue against the Dalit Federation's remarks on Vimala Gowda and
Bharati Shetty.


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