Denied Road To Cremation Ground, Dalits Dangle Body Off Tamil Nadu Bridge
Vellore, Tamil Nadu: A video that exhibits a funeral procession reducing the useless physique of a Dalit off a bridge in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu has been shared on-line, with the neighborhood claiming they had been compelled to take action as a result of they had been denied entry to the cremation web site. The street to the location runs via personal properties managed by the “upper castes”. Nevertheless, native police and income officers have claimed the funeral procession had not been opposed.
“A decade ago, upper caste property owners fenced the area. We did not want to ask them. There are stairs from the bridge to come down but we can’t carry the body. We want a road or a cremation site for us elsewhere,” Vijay, a nephew of the deceased, informed HEARALPUBLICIST.
As many as 50 Dalit households dwell within the space. They usually bury their useless at a special web site. Nevertheless, in case of “unnatural deaths”, as on this case, they cremate the physique.
The deceased, Kuppan, 65, had died in an accident just a few days in the past.
Native officers declare the problem has by no means been raised over the previous decade, as there have been no “unnatural deaths”. They’ve additionally stated there was no request from the funeral procession to entry the 2 personal properties.
Moreover, in response to the District Collector A Shanmuga Sundaram, the cremation web site, which is alongside the river mattress, is unauthorised. Nevertheless, he did say some association may very well be made.
“We would initiate steps to acquire at least one piece of the land to provide them access. We would also provide a shed there,” he informed HEARALPUBLICIST.
A probe has been ordered into the incident by B Priyanka, the sub-collector of Tirupattur taluk. “We are examining the situation. If required we would even find an alternate cremation site,” she informed HEARALPUBLICIST.
In the meantime, the possession of the 2 personal properties is below query.
The household of the deceased declare each are owned by members of higher castes, one thing native officers verify. Nevertheless, the District Collector says in any other case.
“They too belong to the same community. Although they’ve allowed in the past they’ve denied this time under instigation,” he added.
Through the years Tami Nadu has been tormented by numerous types of untouchability.
In three panchayats in Madurai district, the dominant Thevar neighborhood tried to ban some folks from contesting native physique polls. Those that defied them, stood and received had been ultimately compelled to resign. The southern districts additionally witnessed communal clashes within the 90s through which greater than seventy folks had misplaced their lives.
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Courtesy : Herald Publicist