Dalit Liberation Movement objects to raising of ‘untouchability wall’

July 30, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 06:09 am IST - Tiruvannamalai:

Dalit Liberation Movement (DLM) registered objection to a wall raised recently that restricts vehicular movement between Ambedkar Nagar and Muthvinayagar Koil Street near bus stand here.

DLM termed the wall as ‘untouchability wall’ that was raised with an aim of restricting the movement of dalits (Arunthathiyars) from Ambedkar Nagar to Muthuvinayagar Koil Street.

However official sources said that the wall was raised by a private person in his land.

Moreover pedestrian movement between the two streets has not been restricted.

Police deny permission

Meanwhile, police denied permission to DLM to hold demonstration in front of Revenue Divisional Office on Wednesday.

Hence the representatives of the movement including its head quarters secretary Parimala handed over a petition to Revenue Divisional Officer Uma Maheswari.

When cited official’s version that the wall has been raised in a private land, Parimala said that the “path was in use since the days of forefathers”.

Govt. interference

When asked particularly if it was a public path or private land, Parimala said that “Even if it is a private land, government should buy the land and make it a path as it provides connectivity to people of Ambedkar Street to municipal dispensary and Uzhavar Shandy”.

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