Dalit groups call for statewide protest

Dalit groups call for statewide protest
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Chennai: Left and Dalit groups in Tamil Nadu called for a statewide stir on March 16 to protest against the gruesome murder of a Scheduled Caste man for allegedly marrying a girl from the upper caste.

According to a reports, Left and Dalit organisations would stage demonstrations in different parts of the state on March 16. In a case of honour killing last Sunday, a 23-year-old Dalit man was hacked to death by three assailants at a busy marketplace in broad daylight at Tirupur.

The victim, identified as V Sankar, had married 19-year-old Kausalya eight months ago against her parents' wishes.

The motorcycle-borne assailants also attacked Kausalya who has since been admitted to a hospital where she is recuperating. The attack has once again highlighted the scourge of casteism that is still prevalent in the country, despite progress in the education and economic front.

Dalit groups call for statewide protest