One ward member had not yet sworn in due to personal reasons.
According to sources, the panchayat has over 3,450 votes, mostly tribals. There are just seven persons belonging to SC communities (2011 census).
The public in Pitchivilai panchayat, Tiruchendur taluk, boycotted the 2019 rural local body elections, condemning the reservation of president posts for Scheduled Caste members.
Court pulls up officials for assuming woman had changed religion just because she married a Christian
On Wednesday, the villagers further decided not to exercise their franchise for the other two posts -- district panchayat ward member and panchayat union ward member.
According to sources, 30 Arunthathiyar families live in Nayakkankottai which comes under the Kottayur panchayat. Rangappa belonging to Scheduled Tribe died on Saturday and was cremated in farmland.
In a video that was widely circulated on social media, Parameswari is seen beating Ramakrishnan with her footwear.
On October 2, Chennithala offered floral tributes before a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and dined with the families there.
Haryana HC refuses to stay investigation, coercive action against Bollywood actor Yuvika Chaudhary for using casteist slur
It was alleged that actor Yuvika Chaudhary made some derogatory and objectionable remarks about the Scheduled Caste community in her blog.
A detailed probe is underway after the FIR was registered against Soni under relevant sections of the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act.
The complaint said that the SC students, around 80 in all, unlike others were made to clean their utensils after eating the meal and asked to keep them separate.
The top court noted that in its earlier order, the state governments were directed to finalise the issues which are peculiar to them so that court can proceed in the matter.
Meanwhile, Inspector Vinayaga Murugan, of Periyathachur station, said they had made a CSR entry as it was a non-cognisable offence.
The DMK government is set to pass a Bill to establish a State commission for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The minister for social justice, empowerment and minorities said the Punjab government has decided to waive up to Rs 50,000 for all kinds of loans taken by SC youths for self-employment.