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Ban on Caste Outfits Shows Way Forward

Published: 11th December 2014 05:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th December 2014 05:52 AM   |  A+A-

THOOTHUKUDI: It is not just the application of modern gadgets that has drawn the attention of the outside world towards Zamin Devarkulam as the village has too many credits to boast off when it comes to communal amity and spirit of togetherness.

The most appreciable trait of Zamin Devarkulam is that it is completely free from communal or caste differences. This tiny hamlet comprises of nine castes, including Dalit, and never there has been a murmur of differences among residents. A clear proof that the hamlet is totally devoid of discrimination is the fact that the cooks in the village hail from the Arundhathiyar community. Be it any occasion, marriage or government function, the Arundhathiyar duo, ‘Bridge’ Murugan and Marimuthu, will only be the caterers.

Bridge Murugan told Express that he had never experienced discrimination or harsh words and claims that the community was kind to him. “In fact, their orders are the bread and butter for my family,” says Murugan.

The other crucial aspect that makes the village stand out from the rest is the fatwa on flags of political parties or caste outfits. Panchayat chief Kamala said, “since there is a ban on caste outfits too, a wave of communal amity wafts through the hamlet.”

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