Papilio Buddha Pro Dalit -Film banned for showing Gandhi in ‘bad light’

Sep 01, 2012

The Central Board of Film Certification has banned a Malayalam film directed by US-based NRI director Jayan Cheriyan from public screening citing that the film portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in bad light, among other reasons. However, Cheriyan, while speaking to this newspaper from the US, maintained that his film was a “pro-dalit movie inspired by real life events and characters” from the contemporary Kerala society.


Several Dalits to convert to Buddhism - mark 54th anniversary of Ambedkarji's similar act

GULBARGA: A large number of Dalits will convert to Buddhism here on Thursday to mark the 54th anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar converting to Buddhism at Nagpur in Maharashtra along with his followers.
International Bouddha Yuva Sanghatane and the Buddhist Society of India would jointly organise the fifth mass ‘Buddha Dhamma Deeksha' programme at the MSK Mill Grounds here on Thursday.
October 14 was an important date in the annals of India as it was on this day that Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism in protest against the oppressive caste system that prevailed in the country.Global council of Indian Christians(GCIC) wished all success for the Dalits converting for liberating from the clutches of oppression