Tuesday, November 13, 2012

AIIEA units in Dharmapuri village : Rs 170000 worth relief to dalit victims

SZIEF condemns the cruel attacks perpetrated on the dalit houses in the 
Naikkenkottai village of Dharmapuri district of Tamilnadu which created
wide spread resentment among the democratic sections of the society.

The whole nation was shocked on hearing the news of violence unleashed by 
caste hindus on the dalits of three colonies in Naikkenkottai village of  Dharmapuri 
district on 7th Nov 2012.  Reason for violence is inter caste
marriage between Sri Ilavarasan dalit youth of that village and Smt Divya 
belonging to another backward caste. According to reports caste hindus numbering
more than 1500 entered dalit colonies and indulged in violence for more than
4 hours. Every house was attacked and looted. Belongings of dalits were burnt.
Virtually hundreds of families made homeless and lost every things required
for daily life. 

Our ICEU Salem unit took the initiative to visit the village on friday on 9th Nov 2012
and assessed the damages caused by the violence. The call was given by the 
South Zone Insurance Employees' Federation for the relief fund and all the 13 divisional
units have responded immediately. Our General insurance units also joined our effort.
Within 12 hours Rs 170000 has been mobilised and the relief materials including 
bedsheets, groceries have been arranged. On 10th Nov our comrades along with 
Tamilnadu Untouchability Eradication Front distributed relief materials affected 
dalit people there.

Com P Sampath President, Com K Samuelraj General Secretary TNUEF and CPI-M
MLAs Com K Balakrishnan, Delhi babu, Bhimrao participated in the meeting. Com
R Dharmalingam Vice president, SZIEF, Com A Kaliyaperumal President ,
Com R Narasimhan, General secretary, ICEU, Salem division and Com Madheswaran,
Chakravarthy (CRGIEA) distributed the relief materials.

TNUEF has given a call for protest demonstrations throughout the state on Nov 15th and 
AIIEA units also will participated in those programmes.

SZIEF congratulates ICEU Salem divisional unit, particularly Dharmapuri district comrades
for taking initiative to express our solidarity with dalit people against social oppression and 
thank all the divisional units of TN and Kerela for responding to the call for mobilisation of

AIIEA is the organisation which would be in forefront in fighting the social oppression and
upholding social justice by involving its membership in action. ICEU Salem and all the divisional
units of SZIEF have proved it again.

Our efforts to get justice for dalit victims continue in whatever form required.

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