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#India – Four Arrested for Suspected Honour Killing #Vaw

Police have arrested four caste Hindus on Sunday for alleged honour killing. The four of a family had murdered a 23-year old woman and buried her in an isolated place near Vaigai riverbed. However, the incident came to light after her husband… Continue Reading →

#India – Girl killed for honour, parents try to cremate her body secretly #Vaw #WTFnews

By Gokul Vannan – MADURAI, IE   In a suspected case of honour killing, the police on Sunday arrested six people, including the parents of 21-year-old Sasikala, who died under mysterious circumstances at her house in Vilathur in Paramakudi Taluk on… Continue Reading →

#India – Madras HC accepts PIL seeking protection to Dalits

    Madurai: Madras High Court Bench here has admitted a PIL petition seeking a direction to declare a village in Dindigul District as an area prone to atrocities against Dalits and provide police protection. Admitting the petition by a… Continue Reading →

#India – Dalits stripped of Dignity #Caste #discrimination

Frontline    A Dalit boy of Vadugapatti in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district has been forced to carry his footwear on his head for daring to wear them in a caste-Hindu area. By S. DORAIRAJ WITH the imposing Puthur hillock surrounded by… Continue Reading →

Caste curses Dalit, tribal children to life of slavery beyond borders

By Gokul Vannan – CHENNAI Caste discrimination and exploitation of Dalit children are not confined to villages alone as some members of the dominant communities force them into bonded labour in savory and confectionary units run by them in many parts… Continue Reading →

Dalit boy forced to carry footwear on his head as punishment, wary Dalits flee #WTFnews

By Harish Murali | ENS – MADURAI 08th June 2013 Photos A deserted street in the Dalit area of Vadugapatti village near Usilampatti in Madurai district on Friday | Vajiravelu Pechiammal (61), the grandmother of Dalit boy Arun Kumar who was… Continue Reading →

Transforming pain into power- Drummer-woman makes it big #womenempowerment

D. KARTHIKEYAN, The Hindu The HinduMaghizhini Manimaran. Photo: G. Moorthy A Not many would have had such a dream debut like folk singer Magizhini Manimaran — ‘Soi Soi’song from the movie Kumki has brought her to the limelight. The song has emerged as… Continue Reading →

PRESS RELEASE- Four anti nuke activists booked under Goondas Act, exonerated by Madras HC

Four persons belonging to Idinthakarai and Koodankulam villages, who had been booked under Goondas Act since September 2012, have been exonerated by the Madras High Court (Madurai bench). In all, six men ranging in age from 23 to 68, were… Continue Reading →

Roselyn: Idinthakarai activist, anti nuke protester – a victim of Neglect #RIP

A photograph of Roselyn taken on the day of her arrest by Amirtharaj Stephen photograph. 63-year old J. Roselyn, a mother of three from Idinthakarai, was among the 7 women randomly picked up from the Idinthakarai beach on the police… Continue Reading →

Barred from temple, TN dalit priest kills self

M T Saju TNN , dec 9,2012     THENI: A dalit priest, who was prevented from entering a temple in Theni district, allegedly committed suicide on Friday. Police said S Nagamuthu, 23, left behind a note saying he was… Continue Reading →

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