Dalits also Hindus, why separate burial ground for them: Madras high court
CHENNAI: When right of entry to temples, hospitals or any public office is equal to all, irrespective of religion or caste, why should there be a separate burial/cremation ground for dalits alone, wondered the Madras high court on Monday. It also directed the state government to explain the issue.
A division bench of Justices S Manikumar and Subramonium Prasad directed the Vellore collector and Vaniyambadi tahsildar to explain ‘why dalit community is stated to have ‘air-dropped’ a dead body; and why a place is exclusively earmarked for the burial of dalits and the logic behind it, when all of them are Hindus’.
The bench made the observations and passed the interim directions while hearing a suo moto PIL initiated after taking cognizance of a news report published in TOI, exposing denial of right of way to dalits to their cremation ground on the banks of river Palar by two upper caste Hindus, forcing them to lower their dead from a 20-foot-high bridge.
On Thursday, the court initiated the suo motu proceeding after assistant solicitor general G Karthikeyan brought the issue to the notice of the bench. When the plea came up for hearing on Monday, the bench expressed shock over the submissions made by the tahsildar that a separate land has been exclusively earmarked for dalits to cremate their deceased.
Censuring the authorities for adopting such a discriminatory practice, the bench said that as per Article 14 of the Constitution, every citizen is entitled to equality before law or equal protection of laws within the territory of India, and wondered what was the need for a separate or earmarked space to bury persons based on their caste, that too when everyone falls under the category of Hindu.
The court posted the PIL to August 28 for the collector and the tahsildar to file their respective reports on the incident and earmarking separate space to cremate dalits.
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Javed Badshah•uae•3 hours ago •Follow
Because high caste even wont let the dalit pollute their cremation grounds leave the world.
Dilbag Rai•Chandigarh•3 hours ago
Very good comments by Madras HC that why separate burials for Dalits.,Upper castes Hindus should think that their corpses and other,s corpses after deaths are big Zero''s.,Then why to differentiate ?
Subhendu Basak•3 hours ago
All cast religion concepts are egged on for centuries by foreign perpetrator (English colonialism), then political people to get hold of power. All these minority reservation, SC/ST act , favoring minority classes must be stopped now. Implement and establish caste less India. Where every citizen is equally treated in life and after life. Every citizen should enjoy equal fundamental rights. No upper hand of Brahmin please........
Jack Saunders• Subhendu Basak•Mum Bhai•3 hours ago
Bhakt hindus say hinduisim is oldest so how could English created caste system now y ashamed of yr own religious teachings
VIJAY and ARUN•SURAT•4 hours ago
ME VIJAY BHAI VALA::::I am High Class Khatriya ,, But Never kept Caste Hatred in Mind .. My Daughter GITA & ANIL The Son of My Neighbour & Friend Arun Dhimar [A Dalit] By Caste Both 8yrs Class 4 ,, Same School .. They are Best Friends .. They Always Play Together ,, Cycle Together ,, Always Help each other in Studies & occasionally GITA-ANIL Hug each other & Kiss at the Cheek & Lips of each other ... My Friend Arun often Hug GITA & Kiss at the Cheek & Lips of GITA .. Which My Daughter reply back with Kiss
Gautam Sharma•New Delhi•4 hours ago
Indeed, We all have being saying the say. but when people want reservation for admission, and jobs, they say they are different, so as they are also hindus, please give reservation to other hindu''s without the cast certificate. The very fact that the certificate were issued creating a rift in the society