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The Gokulraj Murder Case: The story of a conviction under the SC-ST Act

On March 8, a Madurai special court followed up on the conviction of 10 men for the murder of a young Dalit student by sentencing all of them to life imprisonment. Invoking Ambedkar, the presiding judge said that ‘if caste has to be broken, intercaste marriage is the only solution’, writes V. Geetha

In 2015, young Gokulraj, a promising engineering student, was abducted from the famous Arthanariswara temple in Thiruchengode, in Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal district, where he had been talking with a female friend, and subsequently cruelly murdered: his tongue was severed and he was decapitated.

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About The Author

V. Geetha

V. Geetha is a writer, translator, social historian and activist who has written widely in English and Tamil on modern Tamil history, caste, gender, education and civil rights. She is most recently the author of 'Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and the Question of Socialism in India' (Palgrave Macmillan). Geetha has co-written, with S.V. Rajadurai, essays on the Dravidian movement and politics published in the ‘Economic and Political Weekly’, and the book, ‘Towards a Non Brahmin Millennium: From Iyothee Thass to Periyar’. They have also authored monographs on Western Marxism, including a comprehensive volume on the life and thought of Antonio Gramsci.

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