TAMIL NADU

Entry of outsiders barred in two villages

Outsiders, political parties and Dalit organisations have been barred from entering Nadupatti and Kariyampatti in Nilakottai block following a clash between two groups of villagers.

Theni Superintendent of Police Mahesh, who camped there, prevented representatives of political parties and Dalit organisations from entering the village.

The representatives of political parties and Dalit organisations argued with the police demanding permission to meet the affected people.

But the Superintendent of Police refused to allow them. Later, they left the place.

Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi functionaries described the ban as an ‘anti-democratic act.’ The police had set up check-posts at the entry point of the two villages and checked all vehicles and individuals entering the hamlets.

DIG (Dindigul Range) N. Arivu Selvan conducted a flag march in these villages. More than 200 police personnel have been deployed in the two places.

Six houses were set on fire and 20 houses damaged at Nadupatti in a clash between residents of the two villages over alleged misbehaviour of a youth on Sunday evening.

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