NGOs protest against Honour Killing of a Dalit Boy

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Puducherry: Periyar Viduthalai Kazagam, a Tamil Nadu based organization along with Puducherry unit of Khudai Khidmatgar jointly protest against the brutal honour killing of a Dalit Boy in Tamil Nadu in front of Anna Statue, Anna Salai, Puducherry.

Sankar,21, a Dalit was brutally murdered by three men on March 13 in full public view in Tamil Nadu’s Tirupur district allegedly due to his marriage with a girl from higher caste.

On Monday, both these organizations condemned this killing and said that communal violence is growing in the country against Dalits, Tribals and Minorities.

Inamul, leader of Khudai Khidmatgar addressed the gathering and said that killing of Sankar cannot be isolated from other instances of Dalit killings in Faridabad, Haryana, Manipuri, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.

“We are speaking about social justice and equality but promoting violence among societies. Such dual politics and policies cannot be sustained. We will not allow these forms of violations in the land of Mahatma Gandhi Ji, Khan Abdul gaffar Khan, Dr BR Ambedhkar, Bagat Singh, and Periyar since they fight for freedom from all sorts of evils in the society”, Enamul said.

Advocate Lucia, Convener for Association for Violence Against Women, addressed, that the Caste card is being promoted in a violent way during election seasons, so that the administration could more and more suppress the minorities. These forms of violence attack women mentally and physically.

Gokul Gandhi, Secretary, Periyar Viduthalai Kazagam also criticized promotion of violence under the name of caste and condemned killing of Sankar.