A group of Irulars from a settlement near Kancheepuram alleged they are being threatened by a DMK functionary for taking shelter in a temple nearby to escape rains and mosquitoes.
In the video of the incident that is doing rounds on social media, the priest of Mukteswar temple in Andhoti village can be seen yelling at the youth for entering the temple.
The action follows a TNIE report on November 12 about an SC woman having been barred from cooking at an anganwadi centre at Gesthur village in Manjukondapalli panchayat.
PKS district president M K Panicker, secretary B M Pradeep, joint secretaries Chandran Kokkal and S Sheni — all from Scheduled Caste communities — took the 18-step stairway to the temple.
Here’s a story that bears similarities with the plight of the marginalised communities portrayed in the recent Tamil movie ‘Jai Bhim’.
The test was conducted by the NAS cell of CBSE across the State, except in Chennai and a few other districts due to the rains, at select government and private schools.
A scheduled caste woman has allegedly been barred from cooking in an anganwadi centre functioning out of a building owned by a caste Hindu in a remote tribal hamlet in the district.
The PhD scholar said she decided to withdraw her protest after her demands were accepted by the varsity authorities.
Earlier, when all mediation talks to settle the indefinite hunger strike failed, the state government came up with the assurance of its intervention in addressing the issues raised by the student.
The research scholar, who had launched the hunger strike in front of the university on October 29, told reporters the sexual harassment happened in 2014.
Justice Sreenivas Harish Kumar said that it is not as though in every crime, if the victim happens to be a member of SC or ST communities, it is an offence under Section 3 of the Act.
More than eight decades after the Temple Entry Proclamation, the untouchables' cannot take the 18-step stairway to the temple or directly drop money in the offertory plate!
The SC families, who live in a village named Perathur, at present have to walk about three kilometres to board a bus.
“With utter dismay and anguish I am expressing my absolute disquiet about the undemocratic governance of our institute.
The Madras High Court decreed there should be no discrimination against marginalised sections of the society in providing access to burial grounds.