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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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Interview with Gowthama Sannah, Propaganda Secretary of the VCK (Part 3)

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  This is the third and final part of the interview with Gowthama Sannah, Propaganda Secretary of the VCK – Chennai, 26th September 2012 (Please read the second part here and the first part here) [This interview was first published in Vol 2, No 1 (2013) issue of ‘The South Asianist’] Hugo Gorringe: Where was …

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Separate Panchayats for Dalits shall ensure security and development: Sivakami

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  This is the second part of the interview with P. Sivakami, ex-IAS officer, writer and politician who founded the political party, the ‘Samuga Samatuva Padai’, to work ‘on the principles of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar, as a forum for social equality’. She is also the founder of the Dalit Land Rights Movement in Tamil …

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The murder of a Dalit girl and the silence over it

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  Ravi Chandran (This article talks about the alleged murder of a Paraiyar girl, Gogila, by her family because of her love marriage with an Arunthathiyar boy, Karthikeyan, in a village in Villupuram district, Tamil Nadu. Apart from a small report in Junior Vikatan, the Tamil magazine, there has been absolute silence in the media …

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Dharmapuri Arsons: Crime against Humanity

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  Report by Fact Finding Team consisting of Students and Staff of Loyola College which visited Dalit villages affected by the November 7 atrocities in Dharmapuri district  The great poet Thiruvalluvar taught the world not to inflict any kind of suffering upon others as people know by experience it causes suffering to themselves. (Thirukkural 318: …

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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 …