COIMBATORE: Dalits in Pollachi are in an uproar over a book published with discriminatory statements against them. Following a complaint by members of Makkkal Viduthalai Munnani, police seized copies of the book from a temple premises in Pollachi on Tuesday.
The book titled Sathiyam Tavaratha Harichandran Kathaigal was found to be sold at Muthumalai Andavar temple, Muthukaundanur, located 10 km from Kinathukkadavu. Youth wing secretary of the Makkal Viduthalai Munnani, Thennarasu, and his friends purchased the book on Sunday evening. “I was really vexed after reading a few articles. The book discriminated us (Sakkiliyars) in several instances. One statement read that we consume dog meat. It was annoying to read that smell emanates from us even though we bathe using high quality soap,” said Thennarasu.
The book printed at Sivakasi claimed no authorship. Following the complaint, Kinathukkadavu police seized the books sold at the temple on Tuesday. According to sources, police were likely to file FIR against the printing press in Sivakasi on Thursday morning after consulting with the public prosecutor.