November 28, 2010
Untouchability Wall Falls To Resolute Struggle In Tamilnadu
FINALLY, Trichy city corporation administration has demolished the
untouchability wall that was built across the road with the intention
to block the dalits from entering. This action of the authorities has
enabled the dalits to reach their area easily from the main road now.
The structure was illegal in nature and was built in 1986.
G Ramakrishnan, state secretary of CPI(M) wrote to the chief minister
to intervene on this issue. A demonstration was also held on October
27. The CPI(M) and Tamilnadu Untouchability Eradication Front had
called for demolition of the wall on November 9.
A campaign was carried out by the Party explaining the masses about
the nature of the wall. Just a day prior to the demonstration, the
authorities spoke to the officebearers of the CPI(M) and TNUEF and
asked for few days time to take action. Hence the programme was
postponed. As promised, on November 18, the authorities have brought
down the illegal structure measuring 80 feet long and 15 feet high,
paving the way for the dalits to access the path.
The dalits who are residing in Muthalamman Koil Street have thanked
the CPI(M) and TNUEF for bringing down the untouchability wall that
stood between them and justice.
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