I&B said don't use 'Dalit', Press Council chairman says not feasible -Krishn Kaushik

-The Indian Express

In an advisory on August 7 to all private satellite television channels, the I&B Ministry had asked them to “refrain from using the nomenclature Dalit”, and use only the Constitutional term, ‘Scheduled Caste’.

New Delhi:
Disagreeing with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting’s advisory that the media should stop using the word Dalit and replace it with Scheduled Caste, the Press Council of India has decided it will not issue a blanket ban on the use of the word Dalit. Press Council of India chairman Justice (retd) C K Prasad said “absolute prohibition is not advisable”, not even “feasible”. The decision was ratified at the Council meeting Thursday, on the eve of the National Press Day on Friday. In an advisory on August 7 to all private satellite television channels, the I&B Ministry had asked them to “refrain from using the nomenclature Dalit”, and use only the Constitutional term, ‘Scheduled Caste’.

The advisory, which had cited a direction from the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court, mentioned that “in compliance with the directions of the Hon’ble Bombay High Court, the Constitutional term ‘Scheduled Caste’ in English and its appropriate translation in other national languages should alone be used for all official transaction”.

In its June order, the Nagpur bench had directed the government “to consider the question of issuing such direction to the media and take suitable decision upon it within next six weeks”.

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The Indian Express, 16 November, 2018, https://indianexpress.com/article/india/ib-said-dont-use-dalit-press-council-chairman-says-not-feasible-5448842/?fbclid=IwAR3Url5mGul-Qc-_ZNTkTwHCjqITOtSsr-9HrFI

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