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Dalits and Delayed Justice: Land appropriation in the state of Tamil Nadu

Lingaraj Azad Despite living on their own assigned lands, more than 70 conservancy working families belonging to the most marginalized Arunthathiyar caste have been removed from their land by the District Administration at Dalit colony (Gandhi Nagar) in Thoothukudi. The officials in the district revenue administration have colluded with the local money lenders and intentionally …


The hand that never rocked the cradle of MIDS nor Dalit politics

Dr Raees Mohammed (The story of a dalit couple, from different dalit castes, in the academic space of Tamil Nadu) On 25th July 2023 Mr. Bharathidasan committed suicide after consuming rat poison mixed with alcohol.  Bharathidasan was born in  an Arundhathiyar community in the village Mangapatti, Uppliyapuram Taluk, Tiruchi District. He completed his B.A and …


How Singaara Chennai killed Mr Palanichamy, a sanitation worker and an Arunthathiyar

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  Murali Shanmugavelan and Kadhiravan Chennai floods have spontaneously moved people from ‘all walks of life’ to help each other: users of social media; the otherwise not-so-socially-conscious-middle-class; Chennai celebrities; film actors; Indian army; and the questionable mainstream media joined hands to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of Chennai flood.   People and Celebrities opened their …


The Murder of Servaaran, a Dalit Panchayat President

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Fact-finding Investigation Report into the alleged murder of Servaaran, a Dalit Panchayat president from Thirunelveli District REPORT 30th March, 2007 Introduction Information from news paper reports and Dalit rights organisations revealed that Mr.Servaaran, a Dalit and newly elected village Panchayat President, aged around 65 years of Maruthankinaru Panchayat, Tirunelveli District, was allegedly murdered by upper caste …