Case against Dalit activist flayed

When contacted, a senior police official from Madurai district denied any ulterior motive in filing the case against Mr. Selvam. “Unhappy with this, the jurisdictional Valandur police registered a case against Mr. Selvam on August 6, 2017,” he added. Samam Kudimakkal Iyakkam (SMI), a Madurai-based non-governmental organisation, has condemned a case allegedly foisted against its member and Dalit activist named P. Selvam by the Madurai district police last week. “If there was indeed an issue, why was a case not filed immediately,” he asked. “Condemning this, Mr. Selvam, who has been fighting for the issue since 1998, filed a complaint with the revenue officials demanding action against the police.

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