HC bail for lawyers leads Natham residents to end stir

CPI(M) MLA from Hosur visits Dalits and assures them of his party’s support and says he wil lodge complaints against police

July 13, 2013 01:54 am | Updated November 16, 2021 08:58 pm IST - DHARMAPURI:

Parents of Ilavarasan and Dalit residents observing fast in Natham colony on Friday. Photo: N. Bashkaran

Parents of Ilavarasan and Dalit residents observing fast in Natham colony on Friday. Photo: N. Bashkaran

Over 300 Dalit people, including women and children, withdrew their hunger strike on Friday evening after the Madras High Court granted bail to the lawyers who were arrested along with the parents of Ilavarsan, in the wake of the commotion that prevailed in front of the Dharmapuri Government Hospital on Thursday. Ilavarasan’s parents were, however, let off by the police.

The Madras High Court granted bail to all the 15 arrested after senior counsel S. Sankarasubbu filed a petition before the Madras High Court in the morning.

Mr Sankarasubbu informed the news of grant of bail to the parents of Ilavararan, relatives and Dalit people over phone and appealed to them to end the agitation. Accepting his plea, the Dalits withdrew their hunger strike.

Meanwhile, P. Dillibabu, Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLA, representing Harur constituency, visited the Dalits in Natham colony and assured them of all possible help by his party.

Mr. Dillibabu said he would lodge a complaint with the district administration and also the police about the hate speech of the police officials.

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