Wednesday, November 16, 2011

[ZESTCaste] CPI(M) urges State to eradicate untouchability

CHENNAI, November 17, 2011
CPI(M) urges State to eradicate untouchability
Special Correspondent

"Party's efforts resulted in bringing together Dalits and other
communities in Uthapuram"

The State unit of the CPI(M) on Wednesday called upon the State
government to take legal and administrative initiatives to put an end
to untouchability in various forms.

Recalling how the consistent efforts of the party and the Tamil Nadu
Untouchability Eradication Front had resulted in bringing together the
Dalits and other communities in Uthapuram and the entry of Dalits into
the local temple, State secretary G. Ramakrishnan urged the government
to take a cue from Uthapuram and eradicate it at other parts.

A resolution in this regard was adopted in the two day state committee
meeting of the party that began on Wednesday.

The party thanked the Madurai district administration and police for
their efforts to bring unity among Dalits and other communities in

"But untouchability is prevailing in other parts of the State and
there was a need to address the issues to eradicate the social evil.
It is manifesting itself in the form of two-tumbler system, denial of
the right to use common paths, wells, burial grounds in villages and
denial of temple entry. These practices are against social justice and
democracy," the resolution said.


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