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Dalits suffered more than others in flood-hit Cuddalore: Report

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  1. The_Showstopper

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    Dalits suffered more than others in flood-hit Cuddalore: Report
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    Dalit households were hit the hardest by torrential rainfall and floods in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district over the past month due to poverty and discrimination by upper caste villagers. (HT Photo)

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    Dalit households were hit the hardest by torrential rainfall and floods in Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district over the past month due to poverty and discrimination by upper caste villagers, a report has said.

    The document surveyed 8,400 Dalit and non-Dalit families in 20 villages in the Cuddalore region – more than half of these belonged to dominant caste villagers-- to find that around 90% of the houses, livestock and crops destroyed by the deluge belonged to Dalit families.

    The report also alleged dominant caste people blocked access to clean water and official relief measures remained concentrated in upper caste neighbourhoods that were more accessible by transport.

    Conducted by the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) and the Social Awareness Society for Youths (SASY), the survey said that Dalits made up the lion’s share of those displaced by the floods as they lived in poorly-constructed mud houses.

    Of the 1,026 mud houses that collapsed, 971 belonged to Dalits and of the 311 concrete houses that were damaged, 305 belonged to Dalits, the report said.

    The report also found a majority of Dalit settlements were located on the fringes of the villages and much closer to dangerously-bloated water bodies. The average distance of Dalit houses from these rivers, canals and the sea was 1.5 km, the report found.

    As a result of this proximity, 128 of the 146 goats killed in the survey area belonged to Dalits. All 20 cows that died belonged to Dalits and 274 of the 292 heads of poultry that drowned belonged to Dalits.

    In Vadakkuthurai village, dominant caste people stopped Dalits from entering their neighbourhoods to access clean water. In Alamelumangalapuram, Dalits who have never been allowed to enter upper caste areas were too scared to attend the government medical camp set up for flood victims.

    The report said that most primary health centres were located in dominant caste neighbourhoods and were, on an average, three km from Dalit settlements. As a result, reaching these PHCs involved wading through flooded areas -- a major risk.

    The neglect was institutional, the report alleged, pointing out that visits by senior government officials were mostly to dominant caste areas and Dalits who lived in the most-inaccessible parts of villages weren’t visited by any inspection team.

    The report also said private and government aid teams were distributing relief materials such as food and tarpaulins only to dominant caste areas that were easily accessible and located on main roads and highways.


    Dalits suffered more than others in flood-hit Cuddalore: Report | india | Hindustan Times
     
  2. Rajaraja Chola

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    Another shameless one sided report by these organisations. Everyone suffered. Relief is being made by volunteers and not by govt agencies. Where is Thirumavalavan , Vaiko and Mayawati? Eating noodles.

    BS.
     
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    rise of intolerance by stupid media
     
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    These types of nonsense stories are quite common, they then go into "human rights org/ngo" echo chambers, where they are then used to gain funding. Similar report about Nepali army and Modi "purposely leaving out dalit village", during the nepal earth quake
    Dalit village wonders, if Modi govt’s help will ever reach us | The Indian Express

    A lot of nepalis pointed out that the village did not even exist. Busted here: Oops IE did it again! Indian Express spins story on Nepal tragedy too!
     
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    Loosers..
     
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    Did they take a survey of Dalits and Non Dalits to come up with such reports ? :cheesy: ........ all this in the midst of a storm ? :lol:

    But ShowStoppers concern for "dalits" is touching :devil: ...... almost as strong of his concern for fellow muslims. Maybe greater ?
     
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    its dissappointing to see respected members here brush aside reports of skewed relief works. why is it so hard to believe wats said in the OP ? after all, this has been happening for centuries. dalits cant enter high caste areas, cant access the water sources "belonging" to high caste ppl. some even cant be seen, or else our high caste brethren get polluted. these things are as old as history itself. now when the report says that the dalits cudnt attend the relief camp (which was inside the village: dalits stayed on the outside fringes-as always), whats there not to believe.
    this ostrich kind of behaviour by our countrymen will ultimately coz our demise someday.
    lets ask ourselves whether this report seems BS or whether there might be some truth which we ignore; otherwise our utopia of best n beautiful akhand bharat will take a hit.
     
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    Hummmmmm, This dirty Hindu flood in eval regime of Narendra Modi hits dalit selectively. What more can you expect from the evil intolerant flood in modi's regime.
     
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    The tragedy did not hit people selectively. But it is not hard to imagine that dalits get affected more because they live at the edges of villages. And they are affected more because they get discriminated or simply ignored because they live far from the centre of the village. Welcome to rural India.
     
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    Trying to take over Sri Lanka.. :p:
     
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    What kind of an idiotic report is this????????
     
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    The "secular" kind.
     
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    Depends upon the region we talk off. Other than southern belt of Tirunelveli and north western Dharmpuri, other regions do not have this kind of caste discrimination whatever media may have us to believe.
    Cuddalore hardly have a caste problem to begin with. Secondly they got to sample and report in midst of rain? Imagine the rainless days were less than 2 days ago.
    So much BS.
     
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    Yeah, even nature is discriminating now based on caste? height of "presstitution"
     
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    Bloody racist castiest rains :angry:

    Waiting for someone to claim, its evil Brahmin rituals and pujas brought these rains