Chennai: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)’s alliance partner Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi has raised its voice against the ruling party in Tamil Nadu expressing concern over the rising atrocities against Dalits in the state.
The concern was raised during a high-level committee meeting of the VCK at its headquarters which was presided over by party president Thol Thirumavalavan. The party adopted several resolutions during the meeting.
One of the resolutions said caste atrocities against Dalits are increasing by the day across the state. The situation is getting worse, especially in southern districts. The primary reason for this is caste pride politics propagated by the Sanatana forces under the guise of religion.
The resolution called upon the state government to take decisive measures to curb such atrocities. In a significant move, the party also urged the government to empower law enforcement by employing non-bailable preventive act against individuals implicated in Dalit-related crimes.
The party also addressed concerns related to farmers and adopted a resolution urging the government to repeal the Tamil Nadu Land Acquisition Laws (Revival of Operation, Amendment, and Validation) Act, 2019, to safeguard the interests of farmers.