ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Jayalalithaa's Sacrificial Lambs

The killing of six dalits at Paramakudi, 35 km from Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu, as a result of police firing and brutality on 11 September 2011 can be ascribed to Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's bid to appease the Thevars and draw them into the fold of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam by demonstrating that she can use state power to support them. She has thus undertaken a sacrificial offering of dalits to appease the Thevars!

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