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Assertion

Statues of Dr. Ambedkar and Immanuel Sekaran desecrated

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Joshua Isaac Statues of Revolutionary Ambedkar & Martyr Immanuvel Sekaran at Madurai airport & Chinnaodaippu village, Madurai, have been desecrated by unidentified persons last night. State wide protests by Liberation Panthers. Hundreds arrested protesting before Ambedkar statue at Thallakulam. Tension prevails.

Features

What actually happened in Paramakudi and how it happened

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Karthik Navayan [Karthik Navayan was a member of a fact-finding team that visited Paramakudi town on 19th and 20th September, 2011, and interacted with the victims and also with the district officials in Ramanathapuram. This article contains his observations and analysis- Round Table India]  On September 11th the police killed six among the several Dalits who …

Atrocities

People’s Watch’s interim report from Paramakudi

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Paramakudi: a police engineered violence and firing [ An interim report from People’s Watch since police and District Magistrates have not been personally met, circulated in public interest by Henri Tiphagne, Executive Director, People’s Watch] September 11th, the 54th death anniversary of the dalit leader Immanuel Sekaran has not only been a day observed to …

Research

Immanuel Segaran: A Living Legacy

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  Translated from Tamil by Cynthia Stephen and Rajendran Prabhakar   The life of Immanuel Segaran (1924-1957) continues to inspire the younger generations of those who struggle for justice and equality in Southern Tamil Nadu, especially those from the still oppressed Dalit community of the region. His memories are kept alive in the stories of …