Untouchability practice in School against Dalit Woman PAPPAL by caste hindus (Code: TN-TPR-2018-092, Date: 17-Jul-2018 )

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Case posted by Social Awareness Society for Youths-SASY
Case code TN-TPR-2018-092
Case year 17-Jul-2018
Type of atrocity Prevent practicing any profession trade or business or employment in any job
Whether the case is being followed in the court or not? No

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Case Incident

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Case incident date 17-Jul-2018
Place Village: Not recorded
Taluka:Not recorded
District: Tiruppur(DP)
State: Tamil Nadu
Police station Cheyur
Complaint date 19-Jul-2018
FIR date 19-Jul-2018

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Case summary

Ms.Pappal (42) W/o Mr. Palanisamy belongs to a Dalit community resides at Harijan Colony, Thirumalai Gowndan Patti, Kuttakam Village of Avinasi Taluk of Tirupurdistrict working as a Cook since 2006. She was continuously threatened and forbidden to cook in the school where the Gownder Community Children studied. She was continuously transferred to various Schools by the opposition and caste discrimination of Gownder community.

She got another transfer order issued by the District Collector on 29-06-18 and she was opposed by group of Gownder Community to cook in the School. She was complained about caste discrimination to Ms.Meenkshi, BDO and she gave another transfer order on 16-07-18 to Ms.Papal appointing as a Cook in ThirumalaiGowndanPalayam Government High School.

On 17-07-18 around 09.30 am Mr.Palanisamy Gounder along with 75 Gounder community people came to the Schools and threatened Ms.Papal to leave from the School and derogatory referred her caste name. The mobs were thrown away the cooking vessels and threatened her saying, how dare are you bloody Chakkili cook for our Children.

Ms.Papal was humiliated and insulted with derogatory referred her caste name in public by the mob of Gownder community and abets to commit suicide. No body from the school to rescue her from this brutality. The mob of Gownder was continuously opposed and forbidden her to cook mid-day meal in the school for the Childrenwho belong to the so called “Upper Castes”. She was threatened by forcefully transferred to another school by the authorities instead of taking criminal actions against those mobs who belong to the dominant caste in Avinashi of Tirupur district.


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