Media coverage

October 2019

“Supreme Court verdict, a relief to SCs: NGO”
(The Hindu, 04/10/2019)

‘Apex court must monitor Dalit Atrocities Act implementation’
(DT Next, 04/10/2019)

‘TN fares poorly in implementing amendments to SC/ST Act’
(Times of India, 04/10/2019)

“Dalit youth assaulted for sitting cross-legged”
(Times of India, 10/10/2019)

“Dalit youth assaulted for ‘sitting cross-legged”
(The Hindu, 10/10/2019)

“Attacked dalit youth in shock, fears attack on his family”
(Times of India, 11/10/2019)

“NGO slams collector, SP for not visiting attacked dalit”
(Times of India, 11/10/2019)

“NGO moots HR education in school”
(The Hindu, 12/10/2019)

“Caste rears its head near Madurai, sees Dalit boy attacked by classmate”
(The Hindu, 14/10/2019)

“Attack on Dalit youth in Theni: NGO seeks action”
(DT Next, 14/10/2019)

September 2019


“NGO demands charges under Goondas Act on rape accused”
(DT Next, 22/09/2019)


August 2019


“Youth picked for police inquiry ends life”
(The Hindu, 02/08/2019)

“In tamilnadu anatomy of a caste crime families devastated by honour killings speak of the scourge”
(Firstpost, 03/08/2019)

“SI accused of torturing man, 19, leading to his suicide”
(Times of India, 04/08/2019)

“Dalit youth’s family demands action against SI for abetment of suicide”
(DT Next, 05/08/2019)

“Rise in crime against activists in Tamil Nadu, alleges NGO”
(The Hindu, 09/08/2019)

‘Protect activists as state turns dangerous’
(DT Next, 12/08/2019)

“Schools making children wear caste bands face action”
(The Hindu, 13/08/2019)

“Tamil Nadu: Schools segregate Dalit children by using wrist”
(Bangaloremirror, 15/08/2019)

‘What caste discrimination?’ TN Min rejects circular stopping caste bands in schools
(The News Minute, 16/08/2019)

“Caste bands banned in schools: K A Sengottaiyan”
(Deccan Chronicle, 17/08/2019)

“Arm bands bring caste wars to school turf in Tamil Nadu”
(The Hindu, 18/08/2019)

“Teachers allege rampant use of ‘caste threads’ in schools even as govt denies practice”
(The News Minute, 19/08/2019)


July 2019


“Western TN gaining notoriety as honour killing capital”
(DT Next, 01.07.2019)

“Murder of a DYFI activist in Tamil Nadu”
(Frontline, 06/07/2019)

“5 dead in 10 days: Caste killings rise as govt looks the other way”
(Times of India, 10/07/2019)

“Family seeks justice for slain SC couple”
(The Hindu, 09/07/2019)

“Tamil Nadu: 2 Couples Among 5 Killed in Caste Violence Within 10 Days”
(The wire, 25/07/2019)

“23 cases of caste killings for “honour” in Tamil Nadu, government tells Madras HC”
(The Federal, 29/07/2019)


June 2019


“Legislation to protect human rights defenders stressed”
(The Hindu, 02/06/2019)

“No safety for Dalit activists in Tamil Nadu, says Madurai-based NGO”
(DT Next, 17/06/2019)

“Call to enact law to protect human rights defenders”
(Times of India, 17/06/2019)

“Rise in murder of SC activists deplored”
(The Hindu, 19/06/2019)

“Dalits fear safety over protest participation in Theni: NGO”
(DT Next, 19/06/2019)

“NGO demands action against cops who attacked pregnant woman in Sivaganga”
(Times of India, 21/06/2019)

“SP orders enquiry into alleged attack on pregnant woman by police”
(The Hindu, 22/06/2019)

“Sexual abuse against girls on the rise, says NGO”
(DT Next, 24/06/2019)

“Police attack on Dalit pregnant woman: SHRC seeks report”
(DT Next, 24/06/2019)

“HM accused of caste bias suspended”
(Times of India, 26/06/2019)

“A day after ‘honour killing’, youth turns himself in”
(The Hindu, 27/06/2019)

“Tamil Nadu: Youth kills brother over affair with a Dalit girl; turns himself in”
(Bangalore Mirror, 27/06/2019)

“The couple were hacked by the brother of the boy who died on the spot, while the girl succumbed to death on Saturday morning”
(News click, 29/06/2019)

“Caste atrocities, honour killings on the rise in Coimbatore”
(The Federal, 30/06/2019)


May 2019


“Fact-finding team for tough police action against child abusers”
(The Hindu, 02/05/2019)

“Protection for Dalit girl’s family sought for filing case under Pocso Act”
(DT Next, 02/05/2019)

“Villagers threatening family of sexually abused minor: NGO”
(Times of India, 05/05/2019)

“Two persons held for forcing Dalit man to eat human excreta”
(The Hindu, 08/05/2019)

“Tamil Nadu: Dalit force-fed human faeces alleges police inaction”
(Times of India, 07/05/2019)

“Dalit force-fed faeces, urine near Mannargudi”
(DT Next, 08/05/2019)

“Tamil Nadu: Two arrested for allegedly forcing Dalit man to eat excreta, say reports”
(Scroll, 08/05/2019)

“TN Dalit man recounts brutal assault and humiliation, two arrested”
(The News Minute, 08/05/2019)

“Minorities’ panel urged to probe dalit abuse case”
(Times of India, 17/05/2019)

“‘Form expert panel to record version of mentally ill rape victim'”
(DT Next, 17/05/2019)

“Families of honour killing victims share stories of caste brutality”
(The Hindu, 18/05/2019)

“‘Mission to end honour killings must start from colleges’”
(Times of India, 19/05/2019)

“Villagers urge SC/ST panel to visit riot-hit Ponparappi”
(The Hindu, 22/05/2019)

“Call for NHRC probe into poll day violence against dalits”
(Times of India, 22/05/2019)

“Talks fail to resolve row over Perambalur temple car”
(DT Next, 29/05/2019)

April 2019


“NGO: Murder of youth motivated by caste”
(The Hindu, 11/04/2019)

“Residents attacked for backing a secular candidate”
(The Hindu, 21/04/2019)

“12 vanniyars, 1 dalit held over clash in Ariyalur village”
(Times of India, 21/04/2019)

“Dalits in Tamil Nadu village attacked for voting in election”
(Frontline,  20/04/2019)

“NGO demands Goondas Act on Ponparappi accused”
(DT Next, 22/04/2019)

“65 pc of rape victims in TN are kids: Madurai NGO”
(DT Next, 24/04/2019)

“NGO seeks speedy trail in child abuse cares”
(The Hindu, 24/04/2019)

March 2019


“Need for special focus on Ariyalur district”
(The Hindu, 05/03/2019)

“Dalit woman sexually abused in Ariyalur dist, action sought”
(DT Next, 06/03/2019)

“NGO suspects boy was murdered”
(The Hindu, 16/03/2019)

“Family ostracised, attacked for marrying outside caste”
(The Hindu, 19/03/2019)

“Invoke SC/ST Act against accused in Dalit assult case”
(DT Next, 19/03/2019)

“Intercaste couple demand police protection”
(The Hindu, 21/03/2019)

“Thudiyalur girl was sexually assaulted before murder, say police”
(The Hindu, 28/03/2019)

“Autopsy reveals 7-year-old Coimbatore girl was raped; five secured for inquiry”
(The New Indian Express, 28/03/2019)

January 2019


“NGO seeks CBCID probe into youth’s death in pune” 
(Times of India, 06/01/2019)

“State-level panel on atrocity cases met only thrice”
(The Hindu, 13/01/2019)

“RTI expose: SC/ST Vigilance Committee met only thrice in 23 yrs”
(DT Next, 14/01/2019)

“Marina effect: Participation in Jallikattu events on the rise”
(The New Indian express, 20/01/2019)


December 2018


“Tamil Nadu resists new law despite increase in caste-related murders” (The Wire, 22/11-2018)

“Tamil Nadu: Kumaralingam village passes resolution to disown anti-caste activist Gowsalya” ( 20/12-2018)

“Hearing shows systemic flaws in getting justice” (The Hindu 9/12-2018)


November 2018


“Voice for special law against ‘honour’ killing grows louder” (New Indian Express 25/11-2018)

“Two more minor boys held in Tirunelveli killing, probe on” (Times of India, 25/11-2018)

“‘Youth imbibe caste sentiments from elders’” (Times of India 24/11-2018)

“A ghastly murder” (Frontline 23/11-2018)

“Tamil Nadu resists new law despite increase in caste-related murders” (The Wire, 22/11-2018)

“Murder of Tamil Nadu teenage Dalit girl: “Stoic silence” despite #MeToo movement” (Counterview, 12/11-2018)

“Murder of teenager a case of honour killing: NGO” (The Hindu, 2/11-2018)

“Tamil Nadu teen beheaded for rejecting neighbour’s advances: Activists accuse police of inaction, politicos of ignorance” (First Post, 1/11-2018)

“Man who beheaded teen girl to be detained under Goondas Act” (Times of India, 1/11-2018)


October 2018


“Beheading of teenage dalit girl: Police, activists still looking for answers” (Times of India, 31/10-2018)

“Girl’s beheading: kin demand severe punishment for culprit” (The Hindu 29/10-2018)

“Don’t grant bail to man who beheaded girl: NGO” (Times of India 28/10-2018)

“In Tamil Nadu, beheading of a 14-year-old is suspected to be a caste crime” ( 27/10-2018)

“Rs 2cr spent on panel probing dalit youth’s death” (Times of India 5/10-2018)

“‘Probe panel incurred ₹2.17 cr. expenditure’” (The Hindu 4/10-2018)

“Rs 2.17 crore spent on Singaravelu panel: RTI reply” (DTNext 4/10-2018)

“‘What is the point of inquiry panels?'” (The Hindu, 1/10-2018)


September 2018


“Honour killing: Tamil Nadu widow vows to help Amrutha” (Telangana Today, 21/9-2018)

“Educated youth take to social media to keep casteism alive” (The New Indian Express, 2/9-2018)


August 2018


“Panel submits report on Ilavarasan’s death” (DTNext, 21/8-2018)

“Melur tense as relatives protest dalit’s murder” (Times of India, 2/8-2018)


July 2018


“Villager held for rape and murder of teenage girl” (Times of India, 12/7-2018)


June 2018


“Violence against Dalits: Fresh reports of atrocities highlight growing anger, outrage in community” (First Post, 18/6-2018)


April 2018


“‘What is DMK’s stand on caste crimes?’ Gowsalya’s question to Stalin kicks up storm” (The News Minute, 17/4-2018)

“Needed: Stronger SC/ST Act in Tamil Nadu” (Times of India, 9/4-2018)


February 2018


“Ground report: A wall in a TN village stands for the divide between 2 scheduled castes” (The News Minute, 20/2-2018)

How stats mask realities: Dalit women live 14.6 years lesser, but the issue is deeper” (The News Minute, 17/2-2018)

“Uproot the wall of untouchability erected by Paraiyars in Sandaiyur” (Round Table India, 13/2-2018)