Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Declare sept 11 as BC and dalit awakening day

Chennai,September 8

Puthiya Tamizhagam, a dalit party on Monday demanded that September 11, as the day of backward classes and dalit awakening day, in memory of the late Immanuel Sekaran, who lost his life in an agitation against untouchability a few years ago. P T president Dr K Krishnasamy, in a statement, said even DMK founder C N Annadurai, had praised the sacrifice made by Immanuel.

Both the central and Tamil Nadu governments should declare September 11, Immanuel's death anniversary, as backward classes and dalit awakening day, he said.

He said PT would conduct a silent march to Immanuel's memorial at Paramakudi at Ramanathapuram district on that day.

Source: Hindustan Times, September 8, 2003

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