Caste Based Discrimination on Viji as Vijay, a Sanitary worker in Ulundhurpet, Kallakurichi District for tattooing Dr. Thol Thirumavalavan Potrait on his chest. (Code: TN-KAL-2022-179, Date: 15-Sep-2022 )

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Case Title

Case primary details

Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-KAL-2022-179
Case year 15-Sep-2022
Type of atrocity SC/ST (POA) Act
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Fact finding date Not recorded

Case Incident

Case Incident details

Case incident date 15-Sep-2022
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Villupuram(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Ulundurpet
Complaint date 15-Sep-2022
FIR date 15-Sep-2022

Case brief

Case summary

Viji as Vijay(25), S/O Arumugam who belongs to Adidravidar community (SC) lives in ulundurpet, Kallakurichi, Villupuram District. He works in Ulundurpet Municipality as a Temporary Sanitary Worker for around one year and his mother Sinthamani (55) also who works as Permanent Sanitary Worker in Uludurpet Municipality.  3 months ago, Saravanan who belongs to Mudaliar Community and works in same uludurpet municipality as a Sanitary Worker threatened Viji as Vijay that, he is going to get Supervisor Role soon so, “You need to take out the tattoo portrait of Dr. Thol Thirumavalavan which is on your chest, otherwise I will dismiss you “.

On 15.09.2022, at 10.30am, while viji as Vijay working in Municipality Saravanan came and said to viji not to come to job here after. When viji asked back and questioned why I should not come”, Saravanan replied that, “You should not come to job by tattoing the portrait of Paraiyan” and verbally abused Viji with reference to his caste names.

Therefore, under SC/ST Saravanan who verbally abused and discriminated Caste base must be booked in proper sections of SC/ST act and should be arrested. Also, since viji’s mother who working in same municipality as a permanent sanitary worker should not get any disturbance regarding this and must ensure her protection.

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