All Castes Protection Committee that opposes inter-caste marriages should be banned

Urging the Tamil Nadu Government to release compensation to Dalit victims in Dharmapuri without delay, as directed by the Madras High Court, Dalit lawyers practicing in Salem courts on Wednesday staged a demonstration.

The Movement of Dalit Lawyers Against Caste Hatred said that the All Castes Protection Committee that opposes inter-caste marriages should be banned.

The lawyers said that the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 should be implemented in totality.

They raised slogans against Pattali Makkal Katchi leader S. Ramadoss alleging that he was instrumental in destroying caste amity. The hate speeches against Dalits should be stopped and necessary legal action should be initiated against him.

They claimed that many innocent MBC and BC leaders were misguided by his speeches.

“Such act, which is against our Constitution, should be banned,” they said.

His action would create ill-will among various caste groups, they said.

Demanding security for Dalits, the State should take steps to promote inter-caste marriages.

They took out a rally in the city in which Dalit activists and leaders of various political parties participated.

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