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Features

Gokulraj: Victim of Planned, Coldblooded Honour Killing

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  Intellectual Circle for Dalit Action (Tamil Nadu, Pondichery) Dalit Youth Gokulraj was a Victim of Meticulously Planned Coldblooded Honour Killing Fact finding report reveals the possibilities of such execution Demands impartial probe by CBI The 23 –year-old Dalit youth Gokul Raj of Omalur is a victim of cold blooded caste honour killing. A fact …

Features

A Mass Movement for the Dalits? The VCK and party politics in TN

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  Hugo Gorringe & D. Karthikeyan, University of Edinburgh Speaking at a memorial to honour the memory of Dalits killed by casteist fanatics in Melavalavu last month, Thol. Thirumavalavan, the leader of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) called for ‘a mass movement’ to protect the rights and dignity of Dalits in the state. A catalogue …

Features

The Emergence of Right-wing Caste Politics in Tamil Nadu

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  Harish S. Wankhede  Ilavarasan and Divya eloped and got married. Divya’s father killed himself a little while later because his daughter had married a Dalit youth. A few days ago Ilavarasan’s body was found next to the railway tracks near Dharmapuri. It is, as yet, unclear if his death was a murder, accident or …

Thought

‘The PMK is dangerous to the country, to democracy and the people’

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  (This Rediff Interview with Thol. Thirumavalavan was first published in Rediff.com in February 2001) It was during the 1999 Lok Sabha election that the Dalit Panthers of India, under R Thirumavalavan, became a force in Tamil Nadu. It was then part of the Third Front led by the Tamil Maanila Congress. That forum fared …

Assertion

Oh Periyar! Look what they have done to your teachings!

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  United Dalit Students’ Forum The death of Ilavarasan must be a revelation for people who think we are a democratic society. Is there any society that kills couples who choose to live a life based on mutual consent? Yes, it’s our own “Mera Bharat Mahaan.” In spite of such savagery it does not prick …

Atrocities

Dharmapuri atrocity – preliminary report

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Preliminary Report by  Evidence, God’s Mercy Illam, 9B, P.T. Rajan Road, (Near Singarayar Colony), Madurai – 625 002. Tamil Nadu.On 14.11.2012 ~ Initiate action who indulged in torching Dalit homesIncidents of attack on Dalit residential areas rising in Tamil Nadu4 villages, 60 Dalit homes were torched and 120 houses got damaged ~ Natham colony is within …

Assertion

Dharmapuri Burning: Letter to National Television Channels

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  Please send the letter posted below to all the National Television Channels mentioned (by inserting your name in the place of the sender) and share and circulate it widely. [Via P. Dayanandan] ~~ To: Times of India, vivek.narayan@timesgroup.com; info@timesnow.tv; CNN-IBN, editor@ibnlive.com; Headlines Today, info@aajtak.com; NDTV, feedback@ndtv.com; CC to: Justice Markandey Katju; justicekatju@gmail.com Dear Sirs, We are writing to you …