Friday, April 17, 2009

Displaced Dalits in Tamil Nadu, India

In the Tiruvannamalai district of Tamil Nadu, India there are 350,000 Dalit people who are under threat of being displaced by a government approved iron ore company. The people of the area have spoken out against the presence of this facility but at present the government is not backing down. The iron ore facility will not only displace people but also their livestock, temples, homes, educational and health facilities as well as break apart communities that have been existing here for years.