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Caste clashes in southern districts of Tamilnadu

Caste clashes in southern districts of Tamilnadu

an overview : report on causes, course, and effect of communal violence

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Published by Society for Community Organisation Trust, Mother Teresa Women"s University in Madurai .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tamil Nadu (India),
  • India,
  • Tamil Nadu.
    • Subjects:
    • Communalism -- India -- Tamil Nadu.,
    • Caste -- India -- Tamil Nadu.,
    • Violence -- India -- Tamil Nadu.,
    • Tamil Nadu (India) -- Ethnic relations.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementsurvey conducted by the students of Mother Teresa Women"s University, Government Meenakshi College for Women, and Madurai Law College.
      ContributionsAn̲n̲ai Teracā Makaḷir Palkalaik Kal̲akam.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 99/60481 (D)
      The Physical Object
      FormatMicroform
      Pagination132 p.
      Number of Pages132
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL162879M
      LC Control Number99938935

      Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu was carved out of Travancore-Cohin State in the State re-organizataion comprising its four southern talukas of Thovala, Agasthees-waram, Kalkulam and Vilavancode. This district, according to the census, has a population of more than 14 lakhs (in it was 12 lakhs), but the latest community.   “Caste clashes are not taking place now in southern districts of Tamil Nadu as was happening in the 90s because of the effective role of police,” the new South Zone IG, said today. n said that he will be in constant touch with district SPs and the DIG through video conferencing – online virtual mode to work out effective policing.

        I’m from vellore lived three years in Tirunelveli * As per my point of view most of the people from tirunelveli and south districts they are speaking good clean and old tamil words as per that concern north districts little lag in this matter * In. Balija Balija is a caste found in the state of Andhra Pradesh,Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and primarily concentrated in the Southern Districts of Andhra Pradesh. Balija is a Sub Caste of the Kapu or Naidu caste of Andhra Pradesh. This is the only Subcaste of Kapu which bears both the titles Setty and Naidu Contents Sub Castes Origins Sub Castes The other SubCastes or .

        The Thevar community are accused of intimidating and attacking Dalits throughout Southern districts of Tamil Nadu. [ edit ] Inscriptions An inscription, from , records an accord between the Sthanathar, a Chetti merchant community, and the Nattar to contribute fifty Kalanju of gold to the Elunattu Mutt at Chidambaram. The Vellala are a major agricultural caste who live in Tamil Nadu, a state of southern India. List of Tables Table 1 Percentage breakdown of total population of Andhra Pradesh by caste 4 Table 2 Distribution of castes in Andhra districts during the Madras Presidency, 5 Table 3 Major incidents or atrocities on dalits43 Table 4 Scheduled.


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Caste clashes in southern districts of Tamilnadu Download PDF EPUB FB2

I investigated these riots, and wrote about them for Economic and Political Weekly (‘Caste Clashes in South Tamil Nadu’, EPW, September 6, ) and in a book edited by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya and Yagati Chinna Rao (‘Caste Violence in South Tamil Nadu: A Study of the Conflict’, The Past as Outcaste: The Readings in Dalit History).

People’s Union for Civil Liberties, “Final Report of the PUCL-Tamil Nadu Team that Inquired into Caste Disturbances in Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu,” (Madras: PUCL, ), pp.

Tamil Nadu drops leaders's names to end caste clashes. In a bid to avert further caste clashes, the Tamil Nadu government has dropped political and community leaders's names from all districts.

Caste clashes in Tamil Nadu: A Case study over the past years,in the caste clashes in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. In most case the clashes are rooted to the increased political and economic autonomy of Dalit groups and the resentment of the thevars against it.

Melavalavu is a village in the Madurai district. It was declared a. Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu witnessed massive clashes on Sunday, 25 August, between two caste groups, and tension prevailed in.

Vanniyars, a Most Backward Caste (MBC) group, and Dalit Parayars constitute about 80 per cent of the farming community in the districts of Kancheepuram, Tiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri and Salem in Tamil Nadu where land is being acquired for a km access-controlled expressway.

They form 36 per cent and 28 per cent respectively of the total population in these districts. Violence in Ramanathapuram district in southern Tamil Nadu on October 4, sparked by a confrontationist, caste-based mobilisation with a communal orientation, claims 11 lives.

OCTOBER 4 wa. “When caste clashes were on the rise in southern districts in the s, a commission headed by retired Madras High Court judge Mohan identified unemployment as. Book Excerpts; How Tamil Nadu’s Hindutva forces are using the Dravidian movement to get Dalits on their side castes who have a documented history of sexually exploiting Dalit women and have been the cause for a great number of caste-clashes in the southern districts in the state.

Or, take for instance one of the most anti-Dalit Hindutva. Thirumavalavan or Thol. Thirumavalavan (born 17 August ) is an Indian politician and Tamil activist, Member of Parliament in 15th Lok Sabha and the current President of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi party in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

He rose to prominence in the s as a Dalit leader, and formally entered politics in His political platform centres on ending the caste. Firstpost finds out how caste is taking on a newer, more aggressive form in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, as a resurgent Dalit takes on the aggressive Thevar, the all powerful Nadar and the other so-called higher castes.

We also delve into how caste identity has become crucial for Tamilians down south. The Mukkulathor people, who are also collectively known as Thevar, are native to the central and southern districts of Tamil Nadu, comprise the Agamudayar, Kallar and Maravar social groups that share a common myth of origin and claim to have once been members of various ancient South Indian dynasties.

Recent murder of Dalit youth and social boycott of writer Perumal Murugan provide ample evidence of the western belt in Tamil Nadu being more casteist than southern districts. When asked how often caste clashes tend to break out, Bharathan said that schools, especially in the Southern districts of Tamil Nadu, are always on the cusp of violence.

"It can happen at any given time. In the middle of a class, the playground. Anywhere at all," he adds. FIRs and cases are lodged immediately too but almost no cases are. Nadar (also referred to as Nadan, Shanar and Shanan) is a Tamil caste of are predominant in the districts of Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar.

The Nadar community was not a single caste, but developed from an assortment of related subcastes, which in course of time came under the single banner Nadar. History of OBC power While North India’s ‘upper caste’ population is a strong %, Tamil Nadu’s peculiar social structure comprises 68% of what the state government calls backward classes and most backward classes — both of these together constitute what the Indian government calls the OBCs.

An additional 19% of the population is made up by the Dalits and. The court cannot lose sight of the appointment of a High Level Committee to Suggest Remedial Measures for the Prevention of Caste Clashes in the Southern Districts of Tamil Nadu recently headed by Thiru Justice S.

Mohan, retired Supreme Court Judge as the Chairman, Thiru K. Lakshmikanthan Bharathi, I.A.S (Retd.,) and Prof. Sundaram, Head of. domination and assaults.

As a result, the caste Hindus have displaced themselves from the village and stayed near by their own community in Thachanallur. In the case of Thevar side, Dr. Sethuraman, the elected president of the Thevar Peravai stated that caste clashes in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu to self. In he was posted as the first Inspector General of Police for the South Zone of Tamil Nadu after having handled the caste clashes in the southern districts.

The highlight of his career came was when he headed the task force operation, Operation Cocoon that killed the Veerappan in October Caste war breaks out in southern Tamil Nadu.

N Sathiya Moorthy in Madras. As caste violence raged in the the southern districts of Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister M. The Tirunelveli, Kattabomman and Chidambaranar districts in south Tamil Nadu are among the 32 districts of the country which are considered communally sensitive.

Last fortnight proved why. A fight between two schoolboys of Gangaikpandan village, 15 km from Tirunelveli town, turned into caste clashes between Thevars, a powerful backward caste.

In Tamil Nadu’s southern districts, prisoners are segregated by caste in jails In the political biography of Tamil Nadu, conflict between Dalits and other backward castes (OBCs) is a chapter that is still being written. Not only is untouchability still widespread across the state’s southern districts like Ramanathapuram, Thoothukkudi, Thirunelveli, Madurai and .The pattern of abuse: Southern district clashes in Tamil Nadu and the state’sresponse by Christodas Gandhi, Human Rights Watch Name of The Game by A S Panneerselvan, Outlook.