Vinod was targeted as he had earlier lodged several complaints of Dalit atrocities against the accused, said his cousin.
The panchayat president Ezhumalai, belonging to Dalit community, was allegedly prevented from performing his duties as the head of the civic body.
Tamil nadu , though continues to be a caste-ridden society that it is, has a tradition of celebrating and honouring the voices that critique the hierarchical social order at its best.
Even as the Indian Constitution abolished untouchability, 73 years on, Dalit women continue to face this practice in many forms.
Muthulakshmi had on Wednesday told the TNIE that she was being discriminated against on the basis of her caste.
Police said that the accused made the boys use a gunny bag to transport the feces and forced them to walk 100 metres with the gunny bag on their heads and dispose of the waste near a canal.
The shocking incident happened in Kishanpura village under Gourihar police station area on December 7.
CM Uddhav Thackeray, who chaired the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said the decision would help to create social harmony and increase national unity among all caste and creed.
While political parties have made tall promises to address the issues of the Most Backward Castes, Namita Bajpai discovers they have just been lip service.
He welcomed the Supreme Court verdict and said people should not hesitate in accepting the verdict. He raised fears that the protest in the name of Sabarimala may bring back the caste system.
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