CHENNAI: Tiruvallur district administration has decided to hold a meeting next week between Dalits and Caste Hindus of Thokkamour village near Gummidipoondi following DT Next report on ostracisation of Dalits after their protest seeking demolition of untouchability wall and fencing of poramboke land.
Sources in the administration said that the meeting would be held in the presence of district revenue officer (DRO) to find a solution to the issue. According to their reports, an L-shaped wall was built together by two parties. The wall was not blocking anything, sources said.
Y Vinoth of Thokkamour said that the untouchability wall was constructed without the consent of Dalit people in 2016 but they were not in a position to oppose considering power of the dominant caste people.
“The wall is blocking the flow of rainwater during the monsoon, and it floods our houses,” he said, demanding the demolition of the wall. The government should not allow such attempts to fence the poramboke land, which also has a common pathway, he said.
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