Caste Hindus prevail a dirty spot for India, Tamilanadu caste-red !
Caste related violence revisited Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu after a brief lull late on Wednesday night with a mob of caste Hindus looting and setting ablaze 148 houses of dalits in three villages allegedly provoked over the suicide of a 48-year-old man from Vanniyar community, whose daughter had recently married a dalit boy.
The mob, numbering more than 2500, had engaged in the vandalism saying the ‘humiliation’ caused by the marriage and the refusal of dalits to send the girl back home had resulted in the suicide of G Nagarajan, father of the girl. Almost all the valuables in the dalit houses were taken away by the caste Hindus before setting fire to the houses.
According to police, Nagarajan’s daughter Divya (20) eloped with dalit boy Ilavarasan (23) about a month ago and got married in a temple. As caste Hindus threatened them against entering Ilavarasn’s house in Natham dalit Colony, the couple had approached deputy inspector General of police in Salem the other day seeking protection. Despite police have assured protection and safety to the couple, caste Hindus in the whole region had conducted a ‘kangaroo’ court the other day and directed the dalit family to return the girl on Wednesday. On her part, Divya refused to obey dictates of the Kangaroo court to break the marriage and made it clear in open that she would continue to live with Ilavarasan.
Though around 300 policemen were present on the spot anticipating trouble, they failed to control the violent gathering as the mob was eight times higher than the number of deployed forces.
Superintendent of police Asra Garg said the Kangaroo court was held at Nayakkankottai village four days before the incident and now the police are searching for those who organized the court and orchestrated subsequent violance:
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