The Tamil Nadu Untouchability Eradication Front (TUEF) has demanded immediate disbursal of compensation to the victims of violence in Dalit colonies in Naikkankottai village.
The members of TUEF, along with the victims, staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate on Monday and submitted a memorandum to Collector R. Lilly.
K. Samuel Raj, state general secretary, TUEF, told the reporters that the Dalits in Natham, Anna Nagar and Kondampatti colonies have become refugees within the country due to the violence unleashed against them by the Caste-Hindus. They had lost their hard-earned money and valuables. He said the affected people expect the Government to disburse the compensation as per the Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, as they do not want compensation on compassionate grounds.
P. Dillibabu, district vice president of TUEF and Harur MLA, participated in the demonstration.
As many as 230 petitions from Natham Colony, 34 from Anna Nagar and 26 from Kondampatti Colony were handed over to the Collector by the office-bearers of TUEF.
TUEF members stage protest in front of Collectorate Petitions handed over to District Collector
TUEF members stage protest in front of Collectorate
Petitions handed over to District Collector