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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2247

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Caste inequity fuels gender injustice

It is important to recognize how gender injustices underpin the caste, class and social inequities. "I did start going to school. But as I am a Dalit (untouchable), I was made to sit away from the rest of the children. If I touched some upper caste child, even by mistake, I would be thrashed by the teachers - who were all Brahmins (upper caste). Even as a child I could feel the upper caste-Dalit divide. So, I stopped going to school. I am illiterate today because of the stigma against Dalits that still exists in our society, especially in rural areas. Later in life too, when I sought to work to make ends meet, my caste came in my way. Being a Dalit, nobody was ready to employ me as a domestic help. I was fit only for the job of a sweeper", shared Geeta (35 years).

Caste inequity fuels gender injustice
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Main suspect involved in Nallur shooting surrenders

The main suspects involved in the shooting at Nallur in Jaffna on 22nd, last Saturday, surrendered to the Jaffna police, today morning around 8.20 AM .

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Justice M. Ilanchezhiyan’s judgments are always guided by his conscience

The Tamil United Liberation Front, very strongly condemns the attempted assassination of the High Court Judge, Justice. M. Ilanchezhiyan and also expresses its deepest sympathies to the family of Police Sub Inspector Ranawattege Herath Premachandra, in deep sorrow and prays for the early recovery of the Police officer who got injured in the shooting incident.

An emotional Jaffna High Court Judge M. Ilanchezhiyan was seen bowing to the wife of the killed Police Sergeant  (Sub Inspector of Police) following the postmortem in Jaffna
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