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Dalit panchayat presidents face brazen discrimination in Tamilnadu, after a century of Periyarist politics

Dalit panchayat presidents face brazen discrimination in Tamilnadu, after a century of Periyarist politics

Melavalavu massacre, on June 30, 1997, is a landmark case that haunts Tamilnadu polity for over two decades, and hence merits a relook. Panchayat president Murugesan, vice president Mookan, along with five others (Murugesan’s younger brother K Rasa, Chelladurai, Sevugamoorthi, M Boopathi and Sountharapandi) were hacked and killed by the dominating communities (Thevars etc), for defying their warnings and winning[Read More…]

by 15/04/2022 1 comment Annihilate Caste
Tamilnadu’s Political Casteism and DSP Vishnupriya’s Suicide

Tamilnadu’s Political Casteism and DSP Vishnupriya’s Suicide

Vishnupriya (in the photo), aged 27, a woman police officer of DSP rank, dalit by birth, was found hanging at her official residence in Tiruchengode (Tamilnadu) on 18th September 2015. She was a single woman and was the Investigating officer (IO) in the sensational Gokulraj (dalit-born) murder case, discussed earlier in the series. This incident of suicide of this DSP,[Read More…]

by 09/04/2022 2 comments Annihilate Caste
Tamilnadu’s Caste mafia has deep roots and thrives by patronage  of ruling parties

Tamilnadu’s Caste mafia has deep roots and thrives by patronage  of ruling parties

Yuvaraj, at the Madurai district court, was recently, on 5th March, 2022, sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder (in June, 2015)  of Gokulraj ,  for being friends with a young woman of a ‘higher’ (OBC) caste, whose ‘honor’ was sought to be protected by murdering the dalit-born engineering graduate. The convict Yuvaraj, a leader of a brazen caste mafia[Read More…]

by 26/03/2022 2 comments Annihilate Caste
‘Honour killings’ in the land of ‘self-respect movement’ (Part-1)

‘Honour killings’ in the land of ‘self-respect movement’ (Part-1)

300 Dalits were murdered in Tamil Nadu between 2016 and 2020 This is a sad story on ‘Honour killings’ in Tamilnadu, the land of ‘self-respect movement,’ being published on December 6 to mark the death anniversary of BR Ambedkar.                   This is Part-1 of a two-part article.   Honor killings, an euphemism for murder, is violence committed by a group of one[Read More…]

by 06/12/2021 1 comment Patriarchy
Honor Killing – An Overview

Honor Killing – An Overview

Of all the evils spawned by the tribal/feudal society, honor killing is arguably the most heinous. Apologists try to equate it with “crime of passion” but crimes of passion are abrupt, unmediated, and impulsive acts of violence committed by persons who, in their own lights, have come face to face with an incident wholly repulsive and unacceptable, and who technically[Read More…]

by 02/01/2021 Comments are Disabled Patriarchy
“Honor Killing” in Iran: It’s not a Race Issue; it’s a Human Rights Issue

“Honor Killing” in Iran: It’s not a Race Issue; it’s a Human Rights Issue

14- year-old Romina Ashrafi was beheaded by her father in the name of family “honor” How can a young girl’s murder at the hands of her father be a story of love and honor? When a young daughter is brutally decapitated by her father in the name of family “honor,” does it paint a glorifying picture? Of course not. It[Read More…]

by 10/06/2020 2 comments Patriarchy
Republic of Caste supremacists

Republic of Caste supremacists

    ‘Democracy day’ was being celebrated yesterday on social media where political leaders ‘greeted’ their ‘bhakts’ and hailing India as one of the ‘biggest’ democracies of the world.  Things are moving so fast these days that it has become too difficult to focus. The power of information sharing has reduced the power of ‘thinking’. Visual world is so attractive[Read More…]

Reel to Real …..the line blurs

Reel to Real …..the line blurs

The recent ghastly murder of young man in Miryalaguda of Nalgonda district (Telangana) has once again proven that the scrouge of caste based racism still has its vice like grip on our society. This remorseless thought process of entitlement and percieved distinctions of superior and inferior castes has once again snuffed the light out of a bright young man. It[Read More…]

by 17/09/2018 3 comments Annihilate Caste
Kausalya’s Courageous Fight For Justice

Kausalya’s Courageous Fight For Justice

  The Tirupur Principal District and Sessions Judge Alamelu Natarajan yesterday announced death penalty for six accused convicted in V Shankar murder case last year in Coimbatore. This include her father and other conspirators but her mother and distant uncle has been acquitted. It was perhaps the first cases where the judge has handed out six persons the capital punishment[Read More…]