Staff Reporter

MADURAI: The Ambedkar People's Movement has called for an enquiry into the violence that broke out at Devadanapatti village in Theni district recently.

Addressing a press meet here recently, its president, Y. Balasundaram, said that goods worth Rs. 15 lakh belonging to the shops of Dalits were burnt in the group clash. "The Government should provide compensation for the damage and release the 36 Dalits detained in connection with the incident," he said.

Mr. Balasundaram alleged that some of the top officials were not taking action against the other group.

"A signature campaign will be launched on April 14 from Kanyakumari to New Delhi against this move. In the first phase, one crore signatures will be collected from all over the State and submitted to the Chief Minster. If this failed, we will proceed to New Delhi," he said.