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KARNATAKA-State Protection for Dalits

The recent events in Chitamani taluk is evidence of the confusion in people's minds about where the sympathies of the state lie. The police force was attacked by both the dalits who needed police protection for going ahead with Ambedkar Jayanti celebrations, and the vokkaligas who in fact had called for police intervention to prevent the celebrations from taking place.

KARNATAKA-Emerging Social Tensions among Dalits

KARNATAKA Emerging Social Tensions among Dalits Ambrose Pinto Recent incidents of violence in a dalit colony near Hoskote in Karnataka indicate that the growing affluence and political influence among a section of the dalits mainly through the capture of state resources meant for dalit welfare, is giving rise to new social tensions within the dalit fold.

KARNATAKA-Civic Elections Sway of Independents

Civic Elections: Sway of Independents Ambrose Pinto The fact that so many independents have secured seats in local bodies is probably an indicator of the growing frustration of the electorate with political parties and their 'hidden agendas'.

KARNATAKA-Badanvalu Emerging Dalit Paradigm

The atrocities on dalits of Badanvalu have evoked a retaliation from them indicating that the dalits in Karnataka are in no mood to bow to the state's callous indifference and lingayat's oppressive hegemony.

KARNATAKA-Hoisting National Flag at Idgah Maidan

Hoisting National Flag at Idgah Maidan Ambrose Pinto While the Janata Dal may have successfully dampened a volatile situation, by persuading the Anjuman-e-lslam to lunst the flag at the Idgah Maidan at Hubli the long-term consequences may not necessarily stall the communalisation of politics.

No Fish to Eat-Impact of Liberalisation

Impact of Liberalisation Ambrose Pinto Berin Leekas Latha Radhakrishnan In spite of the now well known effects of mechanised boats on fish catch as well as on the economy of the traditional fishing community, the government of India has now opened Indian waters to foreign fishing vessels. Protesting against this invasion which will have a disastrous impact on the economy and the social life of fisherfolk, are both traditional fisherfolk as well as mechanised boat operators.

Karnataka Assembly Elections An Overview

The state party leader Eswarappa's win in Shimoga city speaks of further consolidation of its gains, impressive since the Karnataka Congress Party's leader, Bangarappa, claims a wide following in the district.

KARNATAKA-Politics of Reservation

Politics of Reservation Ambrose Pinto The July 25 notification of the Karnataka government is an illustration of how, yet again, the dominant castes in the state hold sway in state politics.

Karnataka Cabinet Reshuffle Unviable

with the principles and practice of democracy would assign the role of a reformer to a judge. One may not have serious differences with the end result but that cannot be permitted to be secured by perverse means.

KARNATAKA-Politics of Capitation Colleges

Politics of Capitation Colleges Ambrose Pinto Capitation colleges represent a nexus between politics and organised religion. Political leaders support religious heads to establish and run these colleges; the latter in turn help politicians to strengthen their vote banks.

KARNATAKA-Lobbies Fuel Dissidence

to note that the dissolution of the Karbi Anglong Council has been the second clear case of dismissal of a communist-led government since the toppling of the EMS Namboodiripad government in Kerala in 1959. Of course, there are very many major differences between a district council under the Sixth Schedule of Indian Constitution and a fulI -fledged state government and also between the contexts of Left-led governments in Kerala and West Bengal and the ASDC-led district council of Karbi Anglong. From the point of view of communist practice, the latter context is in fact more challenging in several ways

KARNATAKA-Institutionalised Corruption

hostility and persecution has been allowed to continue. The government allowed the district babu to abuse her. Nothing was done to change her work conditions. She was kept a slave of the department. Why not? Was she not a Lodha? Was not she given a job? The university authorities did nothing to throw out the caste-baiter. And the commission appointed by the government submitted its report three days after her death.


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