A dead body being airdropped for cremation: wrath of being Dalit in Tamilnadu

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What can be more disturbing and frustrating seeing a video of the dead body of a Dalit being airdropped for cremation after being denied common path.

A 46-year-old Dalit man dead body was lowered from 20 feet high bridge over a river to get his cremation done as the kins were being denied to pass through the land of upper caste. They were being denied entry to the procession. It was then decided to lower the stretcher from the bridge. This incident happened at Vaniyambadi taluk of Vellore district in Tamil Nadu.

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It’s an alarming call for all of us and the reality of our Indian society that even after death we fail to give dead person respect. Still, lower caste people are denied to perform the last rites in the crematorium. This disturbing incident shows that still today the gap between the upper and lower castes has not been filled upon and this can be easily reflected in day to day life instances.

As the video had been quite viral but locals say they have been doing this way for long as no other option is left with for them. The government officials have started the investigation and shall impose strict action against the offenders.

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