‘Atrocities against dalits continue under lockdown too’

Citing that caste atrocities against dalits continue to be prevalent in the state despite lockdown, Evidence, a Maduraibased NGO has urged the state government to detain all those involved in such incidents under the Goondas Act. 

In a statement, executive director of Evidence, A Kathir said that a survey undertaken by the NGO members has revealed that 25 incidents, including two murders were reported during the past one month. 

…In another incident, a police constable Eswaran attached to the Puthupalayam police station in Thiruvannamalai district assaulted a dalit, Gowthamapriyan for talking to a girl belonging to his (Eswaran’s) community on March 31.

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