Chennai: Atrocities against Dalits are rampant in the country. An incident has come to the fore from Tamil Nadu, where some people from the backward community on Thursday threatened to return their Aadhaar and voter identity cards, as a mark of protest after they were denied permission to attend a temple festival.
The incident happened in Karur area where people of Dalit community gathered to protest against the discrimination towards them.
One of the protesters named Geeta, spoke to mediapersons and said, “No one is addressing our problems and if such discrimination continues we will be forced to convert to Islam.”
The incident comes at a time when the political arena is simmering over thrashing of four Dalit youths in Gujarat for skinning a dead cow.
On July 11, some Dalit youths from Mota Samadhiyala who were skinning a dead cow were flogged by cow vigilantes, alleging that they had killed the cow.
After a video of the incident went viral, it sparked off violent protests across Gujarat.