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Inter-caste marriage
Forced break-up?
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By special arrangement Elavarasan and Divya.

IN November 2012, caste flames devoured three Dalit colonies in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The anger over the “marriage” in October of E. Elavarasan, a Dalit youth from Natham colony, and N. Divya, belonging to the “Most Backward” Vanniyar caste, from the nearby Sellankottai hamlet in Naikkankottai village, exploded on November 7 after the girl’s father, Nagaraj, killed himself “in shame”. As many as 136 houses were set on fire and 325 houses destroyed in the three colonies of Natham, Anna Nagar and Kondampatti in Naikkankottai (“Caste fury”, Frontline, December 14, 2012).


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"JATI WOH JO KABHI NAHIN JAATI"-caste is something which never goes
and always remains with us.It is certainly true that we can change our
places in all types of social stratification. religion,class,and even
gender but not our caste.WE DIE WITH THE SAME CASTE WE WERE BORN
INTO.THERE IS NO PROBLEM IN BELIEVING IN CASTE.THE PROBLEM IS IN
BELIEVING IN CASTEISM AND DISCRIMINATING ON THAT BASIS..I MEAN ALL
FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF BIRTH SHOULD BE DONE AWAY
WITH.WHAT SORT OF PENANCE HAS A NEWBORN PERFORMED TO BE BORN AS A BOY,
OR IN AN UPPER CASTE FAMILY??ACHIEVED STATUS AND NOT ACQUIRED SHOULD
BE THE BASIS FOR SEEING PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY,I MEAN IF SOMEONE IS AN
HONEST I.A.S. OFFICER ,HE GETS A HIGHER PLACE IN STRATIFICATION
BECAUSE OF HIS SUPERIOR EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS.
Also marriage should be a personal issue and even if some say it is a
social issue in India,THE WISHES OF THE COUPLE SHOULD BE
PARAMOUNT...."IT IS LOVE AND NOT CASTE THAT MAKES LIFE LIVE"
from:  HARSH RAJ
Posted on: Jul 10, 2013 at 09:06 IST
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