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State Violence

ID Number: 47487
Maker: Act Now for Harmony And Democracy (ANHAD); The National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights; Nidhip Graphics
Technique: offset
Date Made: Circa 1999
Place Made: India
Measurements: 55.7 cm x 43.3 cm; 21 15/16 in x 17 1/16 in
Main Subject: Police Brutality
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Hidden Apartheid State Violence On 23 July 1999 eleven Dalits were killed in the town of Tirunelveli (South Tamil Nadu) following a brutal police attack before the Collector's Office on a procession taken out in support of tea estate workers of Manjolai estate employed by the Bombay Burmah Trading Company. Six other people also died in the incident, being part of several movements supporting the Manjolai Estate workers, around 95% of whom are Dalits. The victims who died in the incident, which included two women and a child, are alleged to have drowned when they along with hundreds of other processionists were lathicharged in front of the District Collectorate and chased into Thamiraparani River. Police surrounded both sides of the river to ensure that no one escaped out of the river without a beating, be it man, woman or child. Around 426 people were injured in this brutal police action that lasted around 45 minutes, leading several eyewitnesses and leaders to term this incident a massacre and compare it to the killing of innocent people by the British at Jallianwalabagh 80 years ago. Beauty is skin deep only- 1999 Bhupen Khakkar Beauty is skin deep only- 1999 Bhupen Khakkar Act Now for Harmony and Democracy dalits, a people, a culture, a history NCDHR Printed by: Nidhip Graphics, M: 94260 16031 E-mail: [email protected]

Acquisition Number: 2005-190

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