Inter Caste

  • Intercaste marriage by son costs priest his job in Tamil Nadu June 23, 2014

    Namakkal: A temple priest was sacked after his son married a woman belonging to a community of another caste, which was in opposition to the alliance, in Kumarapalayam near Namakkal, Tamil Nadu. The priest of the temple in Kumarapalayam administered by Senkuthur Trust, in which the woman's community members has stake,...
  • Danapur: Man files defamation suit against son for intercaste marriage January 4, 2014

    A man in Bihar disowned his son and filed a defamation case against him on Saturday for marrying out of caste. Sidhnath Sharma, a Patna lawyer, also asserted that his son Sushant Jasu could no longer use his name and will have to pay Rs.10,000 copyright fees every time he used...
  • TN panel to hear Dalit youth death case today August 8, 2013

    Chennai: The panel constituted by the Tamil Nadu government will hear the case probing into circumstances that led to the death of 20year old Dalit youth E Ilavarasan in Dharmapuri. Ilavarasan was found dead near a railway track on July 4 this year. Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Divya triggered antiDalit violence...
  • TN: Hundreds defy prohibotory orders to attend Ilavarasan's last rites July 14, 2013

    Dharmapuri: Hundreds defied prohibotory orders and attended the last rites of Ilavarasan, the Dalit youth, who died under mysterious circumstances in Dharmpauri in Tamil Nadu on Sunday. He was found dead after his intercaste marriage supposedly ended. The 21yearold was laid to rest at a private vacant site in his native...
  • Dalit boy's death: Will decide on 2nd autopsy after expert submits his report, says HC July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Madras High Court has directed the Tamil Nadu government to provide an expert and experienced doctor from Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, who will examine Dalit youth Ilavarasan's body. The court will decide on a second autopsy only after the expert submits his report. Earlier, six of the...
  • Dalit boy's death: HC to view the postmortem video July 9, 2013

    Dharampuri: The Madras High Court will on Tuesday view the postmortem report video of Dalit youth Ilavarasan, who was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri, and decide on whether to order a fresh autopsy. The Madras High Court had directed the state government to preserve till Tuesday the body...
  • FTP: Is there still a great deal of social and family resistance to intercaste marriages? July 9, 2013

    The Jayalaithaa government in Tamil Nadu has ordered a probe into the death of dalit youth Ilavarasan who earlier this month allegedly committed suicide after conflicts over his marriage to a non Dalit girl. Ilavarasan, whose marriage to Divya triggered antiDalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November last...
  • Dalit boy's death: Police recover suicide note, TN govt orders a probe July 8, 2013

    Dharmapuri: In a new twist in the death of Dalit youth Ilavarasan, whose marriage to an upper caster girl sparked violence in Dharmapuri in 2012, police have allegedly recovered a suicide note written by him. Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered a commission to probe the death of Ilavarasan. A...
  • TN Dalit boy's death: NCSC members visit Dharmapuri July 7, 2013

    Dharmapuri: A team of National Commission for Scheduled Castes reached Dharmapuri on Sunday to take stock of the situation after the death of a Dalit youth. The postmortem reports of Illavarasan, whose body was found on a railway track in Dharmapuri, suggest the cause of his death was a head...
  • TN: Caste politics continues over the death of 20yearold Dalit boy July 6, 2013

    Ilavarasan, a 20yearold Dalit youth whose intercaste marriage to Divya Nagaraj triggered riots in November 2012, was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri on Thursday. The postmortem report indicates death due to a head injury, while the police say it is a case of suicide. But Ilavarasan's family...
  • TN Dalit boy's death: Family alleges foul play, seeks second autopsy July 6, 2013

    Chennai: The death of a Dalit boy, Ilavarasan, has triggered protests and violence in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The postmortem report of the the 20yearold is out and it states that he died due to a head injury. The report also says that there are no other big...
  • Dalit youth found dead in alleged honour killing December 19, 2012

    Chennai: The body a Dalit youth, reportedly in love with a Vanniyar girl and missing since last week, has been found in a village lake in Cuddalore District, the Madras High Court was informed on Wednesday. When the Habeas Corpus petition filed by the father of the 20yearold M Gopalakrishnan...
  • Karnataka: Inter-caste love claims three lives October 5, 2012

    Chikmagalur (Karnataka): An inter-caste love affair led to triple murder as the girl's uncle shot dead the boy's father and another before being killed by the victims' kin at a nearby village, police said on Friday. Ajje Gowda was opposed to the love affair of his sister's daughter with the...
  • Govt gets cold feet on honour killings Bill July 8, 2010

    New Delhi: With consensus eluding over stricter punishment to honour killers, the Union Cabinet decided to defer a decision to amend the IPC and the CrPC for stricter punishment for honour killings here on Thursday. The Cabinet decided to set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to consider amendments to the...
  • Honour killing accused sent to police custody June 26, 2010

    New Delhi: All three accused in the honour killing cases in the national Capital have been remanded to five days police custody by a court here on Saturday. Police believe that there are more people involved in the serial killings. Ankit, Mandeep and Nakul were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh...
  • FTN: Are inter-caste marriages taboo in urban India? June 25, 2010

    On Face The Nation, Sagarika Ghose speaks to a panel of experts on the issue of honour killings. ...
  • Andhra couple stoned to death by villagers May 27, 2010

    Hyderabad: A couple, who had eloped and married, was stoned to death in what appears to be a case of honour killing in Andhra Pradesh's Nizamabad district. Irate residents of Krishnajivadi village rained stones on the couple after tying them to a pole, police said on Thursday. The macabre incident occurred late...
  • Zindagi Live: Love castes a spell April 7, 2008

    New Delhi: The issue of Inter-caste marriages is discussed in this week's Zindagi Live. They may be from different religious back grounds, from different castes and different cultures, but the one thing they have in common is love. Meet the people who defied the the world and married outside their...
  • 'Eloping is not an easy choice': Real-life love story March 6, 2008

    After having written the feature on inter-caste marriages – ‘Inter-caste marriages: Is love wrong or parents right?’ – one realized it was not going to be an easy choice. Readers also got into a heated debate in the comments section. On one hand are the parents/family who have cared and...
  • Inter-caste marriages: Love wrong, parents right? February 27, 2008

    Life and Marriage are similar in many ways. For one, there are no guarantees in either. Second, there are no fixed rules for living a good life or a ‘making’ a good marriage that applies to all people. Then there’s the bit about both life and marriages throwing up surprises....
  • Haryana's Jats go bride-hunting in Kerala July 22, 2007

    Payannur (Kerala): They may not speak the same language or share cultural similarities, but that isn’t stopping men from Haryana from tying the knot with women from Kerala. Payyanur village of Cunnoor district in Kerala has become a unique symbol of national integration with Jat men from Haryana’s Hissar travelling...
  • Same-caste marriage spells trouble in UP July 12, 2007

    New Delhi: If marrying outside the caste is a crime so is marrying within the same caste. While in one Haryana village, panchayat awarded death sentence to a couple for marrying outside of their caste, in UP's Bulandhshahr the panchayat penalised a couple for marrying within their own caste. Anita...
  • Inter-caste marriage means death for Haryana couple July 12, 2007

    New Delhi: They fell in love and are now paying a price for that. A panchayat in Haryana has given death sentence to a married couple for tying the knot despite coming from different castes. Manoj, a dalit hailing from Nooh village of Haryana, married Rimpy, a girl from the...