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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 →

Half of India’s dalit population lives in 4 states- UP, West Bengal, Bihar and TN

  B Sivakumar, TNN | May 2, 2013, 06.14 AM IST CHENNAI: Four states account for nearly half of the country’s dalit population, reveals the 2011 census. Uttar Pradesh stands first with 20.5% of the total scheduled caste (SC) population, followed by… 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 →

“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 →

Inter-caste marriage sparks riot in Tamil Nadu, 148 dalit houses torched

K A Shaji, V Senthil Kumaran & Karthick S, TNN | Nov 9, 2012 Though 300 policemen were present, they failed to control the mob after being grossly outnumbered. The arson and looting continued till 9.30pm when additional police forces arrived on… Continue Reading →

Anti- KKNPP Activists administered saline on Day 6 of fast

TIRUNELVELI (TN), PTI : The anti-nuclear activists observing an indefinite fast demanding scrapping of Koodankulam nuclear power plant were administered saline solution intravenously as their stir entered the sixth day today. The medical intervention was made at the fast venue… Continue Reading →

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