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People’s Watch condemns the caste violence in Vedaranyam and demands invoking of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 2018

People’s watch demands proper use of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 2018 in the caste violence between the Thevar and Dalit community members at Vedaranyam in Nagapattinam District on 25th August 2019.  While it is appreciated that the District Administration managed to prevent escalation of violence by inauguration of a new Ambedkar statue at the same place where the old statue was defaced and destroyed by anti-social elements.

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