Taking cognisance of media reports, the NCSC chairman decided to hold the enquiry.

SC commission to investigate discrimination against Dalits in Nagapattinam
news Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 09:36

National Commission for Scheduled Castes will hold an enquiry at a village in Nagapattinam on Saturday on alleged discrimination against Dalits.

NCSC chairman Dr P L Puniya would visit Thirunalkondacherry village to hold a spot enquiry on alleged discrimination against dalits in using the funeral path in the village, District Collector S Pazhanisamy said in a release.

On January 4, the Madras High Court had directed the district administration and police to swiftly act on a plea from a local whose deceased 100-year-old grandfather could not be buried, allegedly due to opposition from upper caste people to use of a pathway to a burial ground.

Peace talks by the district administration with members of the dominant community failed, following which the family complained of discrimination.

Subsequently, taking cognisance of media reports in this regard, the NCSC chairman decided to hold the enquiry.

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