The fast unto death by 22 Liberation Panthers cadres (VCK) at Monjanur village, Namakkal dist., demanding their right to burial grounds has entered the 5th Day. The road leading to the burial grounds in the village were blocked by caste Hindus (owing allegiance to the ruling AIADMK) denying entry to the Dalits. Today 7 among the fasting Dalits were admitted to hospital. At different protests here in Namakkal & Salem, 700 Panthers have been arrested so far.
Read more about the Dalits’ struggle for right to burial grounds in different villages across Tamil Nadu in this Frontline article.