Exposing the atrocities

Seminar on Dalit women aims to educate and spread awareness among students.

By   |  Published: 16th Feb 2017  9:08 pm

Karimnagar: A two-day national seminar on “Dalit Women – Telugu Literature” in the present Indian society will be held at Jammikunta Degree College on February 18 and 19. Telugu department of the college and Telangana Prajaswamika Rachayitrula Vedika are jointly organising the event.

In this regard, Vedika national general secretary and Kakatiya University professor, Katyayani Vidmahe along with others released the brochure of seminar at Jammikunta Degree College.

Speaking on the occasion, Katyayani said that they decided to organise the seminar, to educate the students, in the wake of increasing atrocities and attacks on Dalit women. With a view to encourage Dalit women writers and educate women, Vedika has been conducting awareness programmes in different parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh since its inception in 2009.

They try to educate women through their writings that come from observing the conditions of the Dalit women in the grassroots level. Besides writings on women literature, discrimination in the society, a number of articles on the condition of women in different sectors such as Sircilla weaving industry, beedi industry, opencast mines and others have also been published.

With a view to explore the problems of women ousters under Polavaram and Mallannasagar projects, they had visited the villages being submerged under the projects. But the government imposed restrictions on their movements. “Where was the need for writers to get the permission of the government to interact with land ousters?,” she questioned.

Though the Constitution provided equal rights to women in politics, they, so far, have failed to get financial equality. She called upon the young writers to expose the problems being faced by the women in different fields through their writings, articles and stories.

Vedika representatives Anisetti Rajitha, Dr Ramalaxmi, college principal Dr K Ramakrishna, vice-principal Ramesh and seminar coordinator K Sampath Reddy also participated in the programme.