Print edition : August 08, 2014

Dalit residents of Natham colony in Naikkankottai in Dharmapuri waiting outside the District Collectorate on June 30 to submit a petition. Photo: N. Bashkaran

Dalit families going to pay homage at the memorial to E. Elavarasan whose body was found under mysterious circumstances near a railway track on July 4, 2013. Photo: N. Bashkaran

E. Elavarasan. Photo: V. GANESAN

A surveillance camera in Natham colony. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A. Marx, who led the PUHR fact-finding team, in the Dalit colony. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Civil rights activists record the statements of Dalit residents.

One of the houses in Natham colony that was destroyed in the five-hour-long arson and looting on November 7, 2012. Photo: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

The pre-dawn arrest of Dalits from Naikkankottai village in Dharmapuri district brings back fearful memories to the Dalit colonies and deepens the caste divide.
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