Tags: adivasi, beef, DABMSA, dalit, EFLU, Veena Satrugna
‘Beef fest’ leads to tension on Eflu campus
TNN, May 2, 2011
HYDERABAD: Tension prevailed on English and Foreign Languages University (Eflu) campus on Sunday following the attack a day before on dalit students of the university by Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) activists. On Saturday, about 15 dalit students were attacked by ABVP activists for planning to conduct a ‘Beef Festival’ on campus.
According to members of Dalit Adivasi Bahujan Minority Students’ Association (DABMSA) and Telangana Students’ Association (TSA) who jointly planned to conduct the festival from Saturday with the support of almost all student unions on campus, the ABVP activists barged into the campus kitchen and threw down the vessels in which the beef was cooked. (more…)
Chhattisgarh govt to oppose Polavaram dam at all levels మార్చి 19, 2011Posted by bharath in Bhadrachalam, Godavari, Gond, heritage, Identity, Koya, livelihoods, Polavaram, politics, population.
Tags: adivasi, backwater, Chattisgarh, CWC, dam, displacement, Ecology, embankment, floods, Konta, Public Hearing
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Chhattisgarh to hold public hearing on Polavaram irrigation project
Statesman News Service, 16 March 2011 The Statesman
RAIPUR, 16 March: Following strong objections realised against a planned Polavaram irrigation project by neighbouring Andhra Pradesh on the Godavari, Chhattisgarh today confirmed that the Centre has asked it to hold a public hearing on the issue.
“Union minister for forest and environment Mr Jairam Ramesh has agreed to hold a public hearing over Polavaram irrigation project after Chhattisgarh government strongly placed the case before him,’’ an official statement said. (more…)