Monday, June 13, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalits enter temple near Pollachi with protection

Tamil Nadu
POLLACHI, June 13, 2011
Dalits enter temple near Pollachi with protection

Staff Reporter
Cadres of Adi Tamilar Viduthalai Munnani and Untouchability
Eradication Front entered the Vanniyakumarasamy temple at
Kinathukadavu, near Pollachi on Sunday amid heavy police protection.

The agitation was led by State Convener of Adi Tamilar Viduthalai
Munnani, Ravikumar and State Secretary of Untouchability Eradication
Front Perumal. Over 50 workers, including women and children entered
the temple in protest against discrimination of the Dalit community
denying them temple entry.
Special puja

Special puja was also held. Agitators asked the government to
eradicate discrimination of Dalits and to take stringent action
against twin-tumbler system and 67 forms of atrocities on SC/ST.

Over a hundred police personnel led by the Deputy Inspector General of
Police G. Venkataraman, and Deputy Superintendent of Police Muthurasu
were on bandobust duty to prevent untoward incidents.

Revenue Divisional Officer of Pollachi A. Alagirisamy and Tahsildar M.
Ravichandran were also present. The members of the listed community
hailed the Government for ending the discrimination and paving the way
for their entry into the temple.

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