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  • Le sous-continent indien, enfer des journalistes

    , par Lina Sankari

    Dix reporters ont été tués durant les six premiers mois de l’années en Inde, au Pakistan, au Bangladesh, en Birmanie et aux Maldives.
    Le sous-continent indien se transforme en terrain miné pour les journalistes. Durant les six premiers mois de l’année, dix reporters ont été tués en Inde, au Pakistan, au Bangladesh, en Birmanie et aux Maldives. En Inde, l’Etat de Jharkhand (nord-est), qui connaît de fortes violences interconfessionnelles, se révèle particulièrement meurtrier. Parfois tués à bout portant ou même brûlés vifs, les journalistes y sont fréquemment l’objet de harcèlement et d’intimidations par la police, les responsables politiques, l’administration ou des gangs criminels. En 2015, l’Union était le pays d’Asie où le plus grand nombre de reporters était assassiné. L’Inde se classait ainsi en 133e position sur 180 dans le classement de la liberté de la presse établi par Reporters sans frontières.
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  • Dalit fury spills over to Gujarat streets, 9 more try to end lives Angry Dalits surround Anandiben’s car as she meets Una flogging victims.

    , by P. K. Murthy

    Dalit fury spills over to Gujarat streets, 9 more try to end lives Angry Dalits surround Anandiben’s car as she meets Una flogging victims.
    By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: July 21, 2016 1:40 pm Guarat, Dalit thrashing, Gujarat Dalit thrashing, Una incident, Schedule Castes members thrashed in Gujarat, Schedule Castes members thrashed in Una, Guarat news, latest news, India news, Latest news Dalit protesters take to the streets in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.The Gujarat bandh called by Dalit groups was near total Wednesday as protesters took to the streets, downing shutters, attacking public transport and halting trains and vehicle traffic. Police said Dalits groups clashed with police teams at several places. Chief Minister Anandiben Patel met Balu Sarvaiyya who, along with his family members, was flogged by gau rakshaks on July 11 in Una in Somnath district but there (...)

  • Gujarat Dalit protest: ‘Told CM Anandiben Patel we want justice, not financial assistance’

    , by P. K. Murthy

    Gujarat Dalit protest: ‘Told CM Anandiben Patel we want justice, not financial assistance’
    The families have adopted a rotational system for disposing of carcasses — each family is in charge for a week.
    Written by Gopal B Kateshiya | Rajkot | Updated: July 21, 2016 1:44 pm Guarat, Dalit thrashing, Gujarat Dalit thrashing, Una incident, Schedule Castes members thrashed in Gujarat, Schedule Castes members thrashed in Una, Guarat news, latest news, India news, Latest news The victim’s family. Express photo WHEN CHIEF Minister Anandiben Patel met him on Wednesday, Balu Sarvaiya, 46, told her he wanted justice — justice for himself, his wife Kunvar and sons Vashram, 26, and Ramesh, 23, who were beaten up, allegedly by a group of gau rakshaks, on July 11. “I told the Chief Minister that I want justice, not financial assistance,” Sarvaiya told The Indian Express. At his one-room house in (...)

  • Dalit girl severly beaten up after her shadow falls on high caste muscleman

    , by The Indian Express

    In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly thrashed by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here after the victim’s shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to their family, police said today.
    The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also filed on the same day at Gadi Malhera police station, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Neeraj Pandey said.
    According to the complaint lodged by the girl’s father, the problem began when his daughter was fetching water from a village hand pump and her shadow fell on muscle-man Puran Yadav (belonging to a higher caste) when he happened to pass from there, the ASP said.
    The episode enraged the family of the muscle-man to such an extent that the women of the family severely beat the girl and threatened that if she was spotted again at the hand pump, they would kill her, he said.
    Yadav’s family also prevented the (...)

  • Atrocities that no longer shock

    , par Kalpana Kannabiran

    While the Delhi rape incident saw mass protests for justice, crimes against Dalits hardly evoke such outrage, which is why the killers in the Laxmanpur-Bathe massacre have got away
    The response by the state to the 2012 Delhi gang rape case was immediate and effective — a commission to review legislative protections and recommend amendments, and a new enactment. The judiciary responded similarly — death penalty for the accused and although there was indignation about the “leniency” towards the juvenile involved in the crime, there was overall a sense of satisfaction that the ends of justice had indeed been met. But all through this saga, a persistent voice from Dalit intellectuals and activists kept asking why Khairlanji did not provoke this kind of national outrage and why India is unmoved by the most gruesome massacres of Dalits.
    The October 9 verdict of the Patna High Court in the (...)