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A Preliminary Assessment of Caste Discrimination in Cyclone Thane in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry

by mudassar — last modified 2012-02-11 21:58

NDW constituted a Social Assessment Team comprising Ramesh Nathan, Director, Social Awareness Society for Youths (SASY), Tindivanam, Viswesh Sekhar, Advocate, High Court of Bangalore, Venkatachandrika Radhakrishnan, Campaign for Justice and Peace – TN, Chennai, Revathi Radhakrishnan, Film-maker, Chennai and Bobby Kunhu, Researcher and Writer – to do a rapid assessment of caste discrimination in the relief and rehabilitation phase of Cyclone Thane. The constitution of the team was also spurred by reports of caste violence in the wake of Cyclone Thane in Pondicherry and Cuddalore districts. This team did a two day tour of the affected districts viz. Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Villipuram on the 18th and 19th January 2012. This is the Preliminary Assessment report on caste discrimination during Cyclone Thane submitted by the constituted team.

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