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Vanniyar woman ‘sacrifices’ marriage with dalit youth following pressure from community #Vaw

Karthick S, TNN | Jun 7, 2013, When 22-year-old Divya, who belongs to the vanniyar community, decided to elope and marry a dailt youth, all hell broke loose. CHENNAI: Divya Nagarajan could barely stand in the Madras high court premises on Thursday. The pressures… Continue Reading →

When development triggers caste violence

The educational and economic development of Dalits is seen by the backward castes as a challenge to the social order, as recent incidents in Tamil Nadu show On the evening of November 7, 2012, a crowd numbering over 1000 people… Continue Reading →

#India – A love affair is the reason for denial of work to Dalits #Vaw #WTFnews

R. ARIVANANTHAM, The Hindu  Dalit women explaining their woes of discrimination at Deveerahalli village on Thursday. Photo: N.Bashkaran Over 300 Dalit families of Deveerahalli Village, of Kudimenahalli Panchayat, in Krishnagiri district allege that they are being denied work by intermediate… Continue Reading →

Madras High Court terms TN relief for Dalits in Dharmapuri insufficient #Justice

Press Trust of India : Chennai, Fri Jan 11 2013, The Madras High Court today said the Tamil Nadu government‘s proposal to provide relief of Rs 7.32 crore to 326 Dalit families of four villages in Dharmapuri district affected in the… Continue Reading →

How Do We Break The Indian Penile Code? #Vaw #Rape #Justice

REUTERS (FROM OUTLOOK 14 JANUARY 2013) OPINION How Do We Break The Indian Penile Code? This cultural sanction of rape must stop, the state has to speak MEENA KANDASAMY, in Outlook Jan 14, 2013 The endless discourses of the elite… Continue Reading →

Dalit protest shifts to Salem hospital after 20-yr-old dies

By V Senthil Kumaran, TNN | Dec 5, 2012, 07.13 AM IST SALEM: Angered by the refusal of the government to respond to their demands, at least 500 dalits began a sit-in outside the mortuary of the Salem Government Hospital on Tuesday and… Continue Reading →

# India-The murder of a Dalit girl and the silence over it #Vaw

  Ravi Chandran, http://roundtableindia.co.in (This article talks about the alleged murder of a Paraiyar girl, Gogila, by her family because of her love marriage with an Arunthathiyar boy, Karthikeyan, in a village in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. Apart from a small… Continue Reading →

Attack on Dalit colonies pre-planned, says commission

Dharmapuri, November 12, 2012 PTI The Hindu A Dalit woman grieves over the property damage at her house in Natham colony in Naikkankottai on Friday. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan Taking a serious view of the recent violence in which 268 huts… Continue Reading →

“Extensive damage caused to Dalits’ property”

R. ARIVANANTHAM, DHARMAPURI, November 11, 2012 The HinduD. Venkatesan, Director of National Commission for Scheduled Castes, listening to the grandmother of the Dalit boy, who married a caste Hindu girl in Natham Colony, on Saturday. Photo: N. Bashkaran National Commission for Scheduled… Continue Reading →

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