According to the protestors, the scheme has been morphed into “BRS Bandhu.” They urged the authorities to remove the names of the undeserving beneficiaries from the list.
The accused youth used to work in a shop near the shop where Santhiya worked. She had stopped talking to him after he professed feelings for her.
The eight, who had in April this year refused the test, have been ordered to give their blood samples for the test at Government Medical College and Hospital at 10 am on Wednesday.
The eight were asked to present their opinions on undergoing the test, as part of which they appeared before the court on Saturday.
Aviyoor is home to over 3,000 caste Hindu families and 100 SC families.
Revenue department officials on June 8 sealed the temple near Kulithalai after caste Hindus preventing an SC youth from entering it when the local festival was under way boiled over.
According to sources, people from eight surrounding villages are taking part in the Vaikasi festival which is under way at the temple.
The temple comes under the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department.
A police team arrived at the hospital on the same night and held inquiries.
VCK leader and Chidambaram MP Thol Thirumavalavan accused police of allegedly foisting cases against Dalits who were attacked by caste Hindus at Othakadai on Friday.