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Inter-caste couple attacked in TN: Husband killed, wife struggles for life

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  [Via Joshua Isaac] March 12, 2016. Tirupur district – Udumalaipettai. Kousalya, a Devar caste girl from Pazhani, and Sankar, a Dalit from Komaralingam, got married 8 months ago amidst strong opposition from the girl’s family to their love marriage. They were living in Komaralingam.

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Institutional murder of Dalit engineering student Ajith Kumar

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  Note compiled by Joshua Isaac Ajith Kumar, age 21, was studying in second year of B.E Civil Engineering in St. Joseph College of Engineering, Pennalur village, Kanchipuram district. He was the youngest son of Gnanamani, age 56, a daily wage laborer from Allur village, Sethiyathopu post, Cuddalore district. Ajith was staying at the St. …

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Vanniyar mob attack Dalit cheri in Chidambaram after polls

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  Joshua Isaac Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. An organized mob of around 300 Vanniyar men attacked a Dalit Cheri, Vadakumangudi, in Chidambaram Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu, in the late hours of the evening today, April 24, 2014. According to eye witnesses, Vadakumangudi Cheri was attacked this evening at 7 pm by a Vanniyar mob …

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VCK leaders protest BJP cadres’ attempt to disrupt Ambedkar Jayanti

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  Salem. On 14th April, 2014,  Salem district Liberation Panthers (VCK) took out a procession from Mulluvadi to Cherry road and garlanded revolutionary leader Ambedkar’s statue present there. At the same time, around 50 BJP cadres came to garland Ambedkar’s statue. Liberation Panthers raised strong objections to BJP cadres and staged a road roko. BJP …

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Dalit youth murdered by Vanniyar gang

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  [Via Joshua Isaac] Walajabad, Kanchipuram dist. Chitiyampakkam village: Dalit youth Dhinesh Kumar (23) was murdered last night (18th December, 2013) at the petrol bunk he was working in. The murderers came in as customers, woke him up & attacked with sickles; he died on the spot. Local Dalits informed the Liberation Panthers about an issue …

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Dalit houses burnt & ransacked by Vanniyars

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  Joshua Isaac Dalits of Nadupatti colony have been facing atrocities committed by Vanniyars of Kariyampatti for some time. During October 2013, the Nadupatti colony Dalits left their houses and took shelter in a nearby hillock fearing attacks from Vanniyars following a temple festival dispute, where Dalit youth were attacked for wearing T-shirts with Ondiveeran’s …

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First Day at the ‘National Tribunal – Violence Against Dalit Women in India’

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The National Tribunal – Violence against Dalit Women in India (on 30th September and 1st October, 2013, at the Constitution Club in New Delhi) was conceived in the hope that it would be ‘one small step in the long and arduous journey of Dalit women for reclaiming their rights‘. Asha Kowtal very succinctly expressed the …

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Dalit Youth Federation calls for discussion

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  On Sunday, 21st July 2013  at 5.30 pm Venue: Navbharat Mat. School, Solaiyappan St., Periyar road, T.Nagar, Chennai, (Kodambakkam – Valluvar Kottam route). ‘Dalit Youth Federation’ calls for discussion on the following: *Violence on Dalits – Lessons & Mistakes *Revisiting the Need for Dr. Ambedkar *Unity Among Dalits *Future Course of Dalit Politics Special …