Mallar Nadu, a social movement working among Devendra Kula Vellalars (a sub-caste among Scheduled Castes) has condemned an attack on members of their community at Mooduvarpatti near here.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, its founder-president Suba. Annamalai alleged that it was another sub-caste among the Scheduled Castes who were behind the attack and demanded immediate action. The incident that occurred last Sunday was on a minor issue of sharing space at the playground which escalated into violence in which a few houses and a temple of Devendra Kula Vellalars were damaged, Mr. Annamalai said. He also suspected that a strong Dalit political party was behind the attack and said that the State government should announce adequate compensation to the injured victims and organise peace meetings in the affected village. Members of Mallar Nadu visited the village to assess the situation.

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