Consider asking media not to use term Dalit: Bombay HC to I&B ministry

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By: PTI | Mumbai |
Published: June 8, 2018 10:37:40 pm


The bench then directed the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to consider the issue. (File Photo)

The Bombay High Court has asked the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to consider issuing a direction to media to stop using the word ‘Dalit’, following a circular advising government officials against using the word.

The Nagpur bench of the high court was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Pankaj Meshram, seeking removal of the word Dalit from all government documents and communication. “As the central government has issued necessary directions to its officers, we find that it can also issue suitable directions as per the law to respondent no. 2 (Press Council) and the media to refrain from using the same word,” the bench…

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