ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Paramakudi Violence: Against Dalits, Against Politics

The killing of six dalits in police firing in Paramakudi in September again exposes the manner in which state institutions work to enforce the social dominance of certain castes. In the southern districts of Tamil Nadu there is an upsurge within dalit castes, but there is also a continuing complicity between the dominant castes, political parties and state institutions to beat this back.

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