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Crimes Against Dalit or Caste - Keeping track

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On 3/23/2021 at 8:39 PM, ash said:

Dei unkita evlo thadava solireken enaku Hindi mayiru theriyathu nu. Summa summa thookinu vanthurviye. Vadakan Ku oru mayirum puriytha?

I can't understand Tamil bro....but I want to say this to that loser in Kannada....."Yaako boli magne...bevasrsee kamangi, neenu nann shaata samana nu illa" :phehe:

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Doctor Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, among the greatest leaders of modern India, is revered as the chief architect of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees equality and protection against exploitation for every Indian citizen. The tragic reality though is that a T-shirt with Ambedkar’s face on it as an assertion of a Dalit identity and quest for social equality provoked the wrath of a caste Hindu police man on a young Dalit engineer in Tamil Nadu. 20-year-old Gauthamapriyan belongs to the Tokkavadi village near Chengam town in Tamil Nadu’s northern Tiruvannamalai district. Polarization on caste lines is a strong social feature of this area which has had powerful influence of caste based political outfits and parties. Gauthamapriyan’s family has struggled through social structures to embrace progress through the power of education. His father Arumugam is a fitness teacher at a Government aided school and had ensured that Gauthamapriyan received the best of education and emerged a successful engineer. Unfortunately, being educated did not save Gauthamapriyan from being a victim of caste hate and feudal mind set. All he did was talk to a caste Hindu girl in public and once that caught the attention of Eeswaran, a policeman from the girl’s caste, the boy was subject to public humiliation, physical and verbal abuse. On 31st March 2020 at around 4.00 pm Gauthamapriyan dropped his sister at their uncle’s home and was returning on a motorcycle. On his way he noticed Ramya, a friend of his, waiting for a bus at a stop near the village of Pudupalayam. Ramya belongs to a dominant caste Hindu community, but them being friends, Gauthamapriyan stopped to talk to her. Suddenly, Eeswaran, a local policeman from the same caste as Ramya, arrived at the scene and began questioning the boy. He was in plain clothes and not in uniform. Enraged to see that the girl was jovially talking to the boy, Eeswaran demanded to know where Gauthamapriyan was from and began a rude interrogation. To the eyes of a policeman it must have been obvious, from the T-shirt, that Gauthamapriyan was Dalit. In these parts of Tamil Nadu, irrespective of education or f inancial standing, a Dalit boy having even a friendly conversation with a caste Hindu girl can have violent reprisal. The policeman turned aggressive and asked Gauthamapriyan, “Who are you to talk casually with our caste girl?” and the perplexed boy answered calmly that he knew the girl and he hails from Tokkavadi colony (a known area where Dalits reside). Eeswran began getting more aggressive and abusive. “How dare you talk to my caste girl, you son of a pariah bitch,” he shouted and dragged Gauthamapriyan by his T-Shirt, the one featuring the face of Dr Ambedkar. 

 

As the public gathered, the policeman slapped and kicked the young boy mercilessly. A crowd of around 80 people stood as mute witnesses as the policeman flogged the boy with a wire cable. The entire incident was caught on a cell phone camera by a 7th standard boy who had gathered with the crowd. Even the presence of cameras and witnesses did not deter the caste animosity of the law enforcer and the physical and verbal abuse of Gauthamapriyan went uninterrupted. Pictures of a desperate Gauthamapriyan pleading for mercy and made to kneel on the ground are irrefutable evidence of the atrocity. It shook the faith of the boy’s family in the system and their belief that education would emancipate them from social torture.

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Case from TN

 

Selvivi, a 33-year-old dynamic Dalit woman got elected as a Panchayat President in Goundachipudhur Panchayat in Tirupur District of Tamilnadu. She is a Dalit and a powerful woman, a double whammy which is hard to deal for any prejudiced dominant caste person. So, she was a natural victim of regular derogatory caste remarks from Kuppusamy, a local Ward member from the dominant caste. Focused more on work she chose to ignore these insults in general. However, on 04.05.2020 at around 05.00 PM, when Selvi was discussing about providing uniform and vitamin tablets to sanitary workers in Panchayat office. She was rudely interrupted by the local Ward member Kuppusamy who questioned her authority to conduct a meeting without him. She was working under difficult times of the lockdown and did not want to delay completing the meeting. So, she raised her voice and remarked, “You were in the office you could have joined if you wanted!” Kuppusamy was furious and he reached out to attack her while spurting derogatory caste remarks. This intimidating and humiliating incident happened in front of the other Panchayat Ward members and village people. Selvi finally decided to take legal action

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43 minutes ago, ash said:

Case from TN

 

Selvivi, a 33-year-old dynamic Dalit woman got elected as a Panchayat President in Goundachipudhur Panchayat in Tirupur District of Tamilnadu. She is a Dalit and a powerful woman, a double whammy which is hard to deal for any prejudiced dominant caste person. So, she was a natural victim of regular derogatory caste remarks from Kuppusamy, a local Ward member from the dominant caste. Focused more on work she chose to ignore these insults in general. However, on 04.05.2020 at around 05.00 PM, when Selvi was discussing about providing uniform and vitamin tablets to sanitary workers in Panchayat office. She was rudely interrupted by the local Ward member Kuppusamy who questioned her authority to conduct a meeting without him. She was working under difficult times of the lockdown and did not want to delay completing the meeting. So, she raised her voice and remarked, “You were in the office you could have joined if you wanted!” Kuppusamy was furious and he reached out to attack her while spurting derogatory caste remarks. This intimidating and humiliating incident happened in front of the other Panchayat Ward members and village people. Selvi finally decided to take legal action

 

Ivanugalai ellam pudichu ulla thallanum. These *ers have been getting away with it for way too long.

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