October 27, 2015
The Tamil Nadu Minorities Welfare Association and the Anti-Untouchability Front of Tamil Nadu jointly staged a protest in Coimbatore today condemning the serial attacks on the Dalits and minorities by fanatics.
The protest was staged before the South Zone Taluk office, Coimbatore. Murder of two Dalit children in Haryana, murder of a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh over beef rumours, and attacks on writers like Govind Bansare, Narendra Dabolkar, and Kalburgi were cited as the reasons for the protest. They condemned the Central Government for not taking required action in these matters, and requested the Center to stop the fanatics.
The protest was led by M. Peer Mohammed, the head of the minorities’ association. Various representatives of the Anti-Untouchability Front, including U.K. Sivagnanam, S. Karuppiah, and CITU district Secretary S. Arumugam addressed the gathering. Slogans were raised against the Center for failing to protect the minorities and for not arresting those responsible for the attacks.