Monday, January 30, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Stray violence marks dalit bandh in city

Stray violence marks dalit bandh in city

January 31, 2012

The one-day bandh called by Dalit organisations and student bodies
passed off peacefully barring some sporadic incidents in the city. The
bandh was called to protest the desecration of statues of the Dalit
icon B.R. Ambedkar in various places across the state. While
educational institutions were completely shut in the city, shops and
other commercial establishments remained open. RTC buses also
registered almost hundred per cent presence on the roads.

In one incidence of violence, a bus belonging to a private operator
was set on fire at Chilkalguda main road early in the morning, but no
other such incidents were reported. A fire tender managed to douse the
fire within half- an-hour. The interior of the bus was gutted. The
owner of the bus, Mr Ghouse Pasha, from Venkateswami Nagar,
Chilkalguda, has lodged a complaint and police is investigating. In
the OU campus, students burnt an effigy of the chief minister. Police
stopped the rally at the NCC gate. The security ensured that the
students remained within the campus.

Recent Activity:
Get all ZESTCaste mails sent out in a span of 24 hours in a single mail. Subscribe to the daily digest version by sending a blank mail to, OR, if you have a Yahoo! Id, change your settings at

On this list you can share caste news, discuss caste issues and network with like-minded anti-caste people from across India and the world. Just write to

If you got this mail as a forward, subscribe to ZESTCaste by sending a blank mail to OR, if you have a Yahoo! ID, by visiting

Also have a look at our sister list, ZESTMedia:


No comments:

Post a Comment

Blog Archive