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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 →

Attack On Dalits Of Dharmapuri: A Fact Finding Report

pic- courtesy — The hindu     By Dr Anand Teltumbde (For the Fact Finding Committee)   06 December, 2012 Countercurrents.org   On 7 November 2012 as the sun set to retreat from the Naikkankottai sky the world of Dalits symbolizing… Continue Reading →

Woman who married dalit knocks on HC door for cover

By A Subramani, TNN | Dec 6, 2012, 04.56 AM IST CHENNAI: At a time when Tamil Nadu is gripped by debates on inter-caste marriages, a non-dalit girl who had married a dalit man against her family’s wishes has come knocking on the doors of the Madras… 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 →

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 →

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