Inter Caste

  • Danapur: Man files defamation suit against son for inter-caste marriage 04-01-2014 06:20 PM

    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...
  • TN panel to hear Dalit youth death case today 08-08-2013 08:53 AM

    Chennai: The panel constituted by the Tamil Nadu government will hear the case probing into circumstances that led to the death of 20-year 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 anti-Dalit...
  • TN: Hundreds defy prohibotory orders to attend Ilavarasan's last rites 14-07-2013 09:30 PM

    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 inter-caste marriage supposedly ended. The 21-year-old was laid to rest at a private vacant site in his...
  • Dalit boy's death: Will decide on 2nd autopsy after expert submits his report, says HC 10-07-2013 03:15 PM

    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...
  • Dalit boy's death: HC to view the postmortem video 09-07-2013 10:07 AM

    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...
  • FTP: Is there still a great deal of social and family resistance to inter-caste marriages? 08-07-2013 11:08 PM

    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 anti-Dalit violence in three villages of Dharmapuri district in November...
  • Dalit boy's death: Police recover suicide note, TN govt orders a probe 08-07-2013 10:49 AM

    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....
  • TN Dalit boy's death: NCSC members visit Dharmapuri 07-07-2013 10:27 PM

    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 post-mortem 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 20-year-old Dalit boy 06-07-2013 09:53 PM

    Ilavarasan, a 20-year-old Dalit youth whose inter-caste marriage to Divya Nagaraj triggered riots in November 2012, was found dead near the railway tracks in Dharampuri on Thursday. The post-mortem 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 06-07-2013 09:50 AM

    Chennai: The death of a Dalit boy, Ilavarasan, has triggered protests and violence in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu. The post-mortem report of the the 20-year-old is out and it states that he died due to a head injury. The report also says that there are no other big...
  • FTN: Are inter-caste marriages taboo in urban India? 25-06-2010 08:39 AM

    On Face The Nation, Sagarika Ghose speaks to a panel of experts on the issue. ...
  • Zindagi Live: Love castes a spell 06-04-2008 02:20 PM

    Sydney: With injured Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson facing a slide in the rankings and a pay cut, former Test fast bowler Dave Gilbert has asked Cricket Australia (CA) to employ legendary Dennis Lillee to mentor the beleaguered left-arm quick. Johnson's official CA ranking is all set to decline when the...
  • 'Eloping is not an easy choice': Real-life love story 06-03-2008 12:00 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistani cricket team's interim coach, Mohsin Khan, is confident that he will help instill self-belief in the home series against Sri Lanka, starting in the United Arab Emirates on October 18. The Sri Lankans are strong opponents but I believe that if our boys play to their potential...
  • Inter-caste marriages: Love wrong, parents right? 26-02-2008 04:10 PM

    Chester-Le-Street: The Indian cricket team's injury woes were on Saturday compounded with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar forced to sit out of the opening one-dayer against England here due to a toe injury. Tendulkar has been carrying this injury for quite a while but the problem aggravated before the opener of...