Untouchability fence' in Tamil Nadu pulled down

Acting swiftly against a glaring instance of untouchability in western Tamil Nadu, revenue and police officials on Wednesday directed caste Hindus of N Kumarapalayam village, near Dharapuram in Tirupur district, to remove two fences they had erected to prevent dalits from using public roads.

About 150 families of caste Hindus erected barbed wire "untouchability fences" on Friday to prevent over 50 dalit families living in the Aandikattu Thottam village from entering two roads maintained by Nanjiyampalayam village panchayat. The reason given by the caste Hindus was that the roads passed through the graveyards of their forefathers and the frequent movement of dalits may "pollute their sanctity.".........Click for more



Source Web Page: Times of India

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