Tamil Nadu: Feces Dumped In Water Tank For Dalits
Tamil Nadu: Feces Dumped In Water Tank For Dalits

Hyderabad: In a bizzare case of caste discrimination has surfaced from a village in Tamil Nadu, the home of Periyar movement, where human feces were seen dumped in a water tank meant for the Scheduled Caste community. 

 When the district officials went to look into it, they found there were still more horrors. Untouchability is still practised in the community, as evidenced by the two-glass tea store and the Dalits' exclusion from temple grounds. The BJP is sending a team to investigate today. 

After receiving complaints that a significant amount of human feces had been found in a 10,000-liter water tank that was supplying the Dalit community of about 100 people with drinking water, Pudukottai collector Kavitha Ramu and district police chief Vandita Pandey travelled to the Irayur village in central Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.

Locals said in recent days, many of their children had fallen ill. Some young men scaled the tank and looked inside after doctors said that the source of the drinking water might be the issue.

"The water tank had a large amount of faeces poured inside it. The water had become so discoloured. The people drank this water for about a week without realising it. The truth only came to light after children were sick, according to local political activist Moksha Gunavalagan.

Caste prejudice, according to locals, is pervasive in the region. They hadn't been allowed into the village temple for three generations. For the Scheduled Castes, the village tea store still has a special set of glasses.

A case was brought against the owner of the tea business by the Collector and the district police head after they went to look for themselves. The two also took the entire Scheduled Caste community to the village temple and asked them to identify the individuals who stopped them from entering the premises.

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