Dalits allege harassment over participation in church festival in Tamil Nadu, India

  May 13, 2014

  Tamil Nadu, Tiruchirappalli

  Intimidation, Threats and Harassment, Physical assault


Over 50 dalit people have complained to Tiruchirappalli district Collector about police harassment following a dispute over their participation in the annual car festival of a church in the Periyavarseeli village.

The villagers came from the neighboring Pokkattakudi Seshasamudram near Lalgudi town on May 13 after police allegedly beat them up over the weekend.


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