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Love Blooms in the Caste Closet

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  Jyotsna Siddharth An incident took place a couple of months ago in JNU, one of the most liberal and radical universities in the country: an undergraduate girl was axed by her classmate in broad daylight. Another recent incident: Ilavasaran, a dalit boy whose love for a Vanniyar girl was reciprocated, was found dead on …


Caste combined with politics is the culprit: Thirumavalavan

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  Balaji Lakshmipathi@Moses This article is a translation and transcription of a special phone-in program called ‘Love that ended in death’ (‘maranathil mudintha kathal’) featuring the VCK leader Thol. Thirumavalavan which was hosted by Thanthi TV on 11/7/13. The TV anchor Mr Pandey led the discussion and facilitated questions from viewers. Video 1 {youtube}qaEKOvzhSX0{/youtube} We …


Who killed Ilavarasan?

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   The Tamil Nadu govt has ordered a judicial panel to enquire into the death of Ilavarasan. Round Table India has been documenting the caste violence in Dharmapuri since the news of the burning of hundreds of Dalit homes there broke out. We are adding video testimonies from Dalit activists, and news reports, as an …


Fact finding team’s report on Dharmapuri caste pillage

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  [Report translated from Tamil by Ratna Mala] Dharmapuri violence: Caste rage, devastation and looting Report of the Fact Finding team – consisting of Gambeeran, Yakkan, Yazhan Aadhi, K. Umadevi, Sridhar Kannan and Neerai Mahendran – on Dharmapuri caste pillage. “My friends’ mothers scolded in foul language and provoked them to set ablaze the cheri people’s …