Staff Reporter

NAGAPATTINAM: “The cause of their martyrdom at Keezhvenmani remains unfulfilled” more than four decades after the massacre of Dalits, said N. Varadarajan, State secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist), considering the current status of Dalits and Arundhathiyars in Tamil Nadu.

Talking to reporters here on Friday on the sidelines of the 41st anniversary of the Dalit massacre, Mr. Varadharajan pointed out to the non-filling of 3 per cent seats reserved for the Arundhathiyars, while filling 5,700 posts of teachers.

He slammed the provisions of the draft Marine Fisheries (Regulation and Management) Bill, 2009, and called for complete annulment of the Bill. In pursuit of their demand, the CPI (M) would organise a demonstration outside Raj Bhavan on February 2, 2010.