Caste Hindus say ‘no’ to Dalit anganwadi workers at Valayapatti in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district
By The Hindu 13-Jun-2019
“The caste Hindus of the village went to the ICDS office in Tirumangalam taluk and said that their children would never eat food prepared by an SC woman,” she said.
The district administration, succumbing to pressure and fearing backlash from the caste Hindus, immediately transferred her to Kilavaneri and another SC appointee M. Jyothilakshmi to Madhipanur. The latter, appointed as an anganwadi worker in the same Valayapatti centre, was in charge of supervising the cooking. The people who complained said they thought the presence of the two women itself would pollute the food. Both of them now fear going back home alone.
Their transfer comes in the backdrop of a clash between the caste Hindus and SCs.
क्या कांग्रेस का महागठबंधन से अलग रह के चुनाव लड़ने की वजह से बीजेपी को पूर्ण बहुमत मिला है?
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