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Vedaranyam caste violence: NGO seeks to invoke SC/ST Act

Human rights body People’s Watch (PW) , a Madurai based NGO, has pressed for proper use of the Scheduled Case and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 2018, in the violence between the thevars and dalits at Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam district on August 25.

Appreciating the district administration and the police for preventing the violence from spreading by installing a new Ambedkar statue in less than a day after one was vandalised by anti-social elements on August 25, PW executive director Henri Tiphagne has expressed concern over not using the SC/ST Act against the miscreants.

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