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KARNATAKA-Changing Nature of Caste Conflict

Changing Nature of Caste Conflict Udbhur Incident Muzaffar Assadi In Udbhur, a village near Bangalore, the dalits are facing a different kind of conflict the oppressors are sections of a scheduled tribe who have managed to access benefits from the state, especially those related to land, and have become relatively prosperous. This has led to violent conflicts over resources in many other areas of the state as well.

KARNATAKA-Tribals on Warpath Confronting Eco-Terrorism

base on the child marriage scenario in a lime frame and social background. A set of questionnaires was printed and information sought from all the households in all villages of the district on the age and sex distribution of children to enter to wedlock. This data base sets the benchmark lor all future comparisons and analysis, (It must be remembered that since this was the first time that a format was prepared, there were certain limitations on the data. These will be taken into account in the next year's survey.) The average age of engagement of girls in the district is seven years and for boys nine years. Between the blocks, Khilchipur and Jeerapur record the lowest average for boys (8.1) and girls (6.4) years respectively. Narsingpur with an average of 10 and 8 years for boys and girls respectively is the maximum age limit for engagement.

KARNATAKA-Politics of Cogentrix

Politics of Cogentrix Muzaffar Assadi The main actors in the agitation against the Cogentrix project are the local indigenous capitalists and commercial interests because the project poses a threat to the local industries, Iwtels, canning units, fisheries and dairies. Environmentalists have provided the required legitimacy to the agitation.

KARNATAKA-Attack on Multinationals-Re-enactment of Gandhian Violence

Notwithstanding the Karnataka Raitha Sangria's consistent opposition to multinationals in food industries (such as Kentucky Fried Chicken), the organisation has not arrived at a coherent approach to the issue of MNCs or to the country's liberalisation programme, These ambiguities leave the movement open to incorporation in forums which are not necessarily poor farmer-oriented.

Karnataka s New Agricultural Policy-Making Way for Corporate Landlordism

The Karnataka government's new agricultural policy and the amendments to the Land Reforms Act will have far-reaching consequences. It paves the way for 'corporate landlordism' while increasing the trends towards de-peasantisation and a sharpening of economic and cultural crisis in the countryside.


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