Friday, January 27, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Dalits observe Black Day

Andhra Pradesh | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:18pm IST

Dalits observe Black Day
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express

TIRUPATI: Protesting the demolition of Ambedkar statues in the
Konaseema region, Dalit organisations observed the 63rd Republic day
as a black day by hoisting black flags at the Ambedkar statue, here on

A freedom fighter Chinna Swamy hoisted a black flag as the activists
of several Dalit organisations shouted slogans against the apathy of
the government in nabbing the culprits responsible for the desecration
of statues.

Speaking on the occasion, Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes Welfare
Association district president Paramasivan said it was shameful on the
part of the government which failed to nab the culprits responsible
for statues vandalisation in Amalapurm, celebrating the Republic Day.
The desecrations of Ambedkar's statues amply prove that Dalits are
still not treated on par with others in the society.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams SC, ST Employees Association president
M Prasad said that Dalits will not keep quiet if such incidents recur.


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