VCK for survey of lands allotted to Dalits

August 04, 2013 12:46 pm | Updated 12:46 pm IST - MADURAI:

The Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi has demanded that the Revenue Department officials should survey the lands allotted to the Dalits by the Adi Dravidar Welfare Department at Chokkadevanpatti village near Valandur in Usilampatti taluk and hand them over to them immediately.

A resolution to this effect was passed at the VCK’s Madurai District Executive Council meeting held at Ambedkar Nagar in Perungudi on Saturday. The meeting, presided over by R.Ayyankaalai, district rural secretary (west), stated that it had been 20 years since the lands were allotted to the Dalits but the Revenue Department had not surveyed them for allotment to the beneficiaries.

The council decided to organise a protest on August 12, if the authorities did not conduct the survey. It also passed resolutions demanding the State Government-appointed Justice Singaravelu Commission to probe the death of Dalit boy from Dharmapuri Ilavarasan and to submit a detailed report into the incidents leading to his death.

The VCK demanded that the State Government should monitor the activities of various caste groups which were allegedly disturbing communal harmony by making hate speeches. The government should lift the prohibitory orders clamped in Villupuram district, where party leader Thol.Thirumavalavan could not travel through to perform his duties as a Member of Parliament, the party said.

In connection with the VCK leader’s birthday on August 17, blood donation camps would be organised and welfare assistance distributed to the old people in a few places in Madurai district.

V.P.Inquilab, state vice-president, Progressive Students Federation, was present at the meeting.

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