Kallars are paying the price for a century-old crime that was never committed

Kallar Thevar caste Tamil Nadu
Even though the Thevars are regarded as politically influential, the Kallars among them claim it has not helped them erase the stigma attached to them, nor get rid of the casteist slurs and discrimination | Image - Prathap Ravishankar
A couple of years ago, a 24-year-old from Kalappanpatti village in Madurai was picked up by the local police. His father, Mayandi (name changed), was told that the young man was detained on suspicion of robbing a couple of their jewellery while they were returning to the village after attending a marriage ceremony in the town.
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