Monday, 21 January 2013

Kollywood inspiring dalit boys to lure BC girls: Ramadoss

Kollywood inspiring dalit boys to lure BC girls: Ramadoss
ERODE: PattaliMakkalKatchi (PMK) president Dr S Ramadoss, on a whirlwind tour of the state to get support for his campaign against inter-caste marriages involving dalits, on Sunday said it wasKollywood that inspires dalit boys to lure girls from BC communities into love affairs.

He also accused script-writers of Kollywood of idealizing inter-caste marriages involving dalits, but failing to highlight BC girls being cheated or abused after several years of love affairs or marriage.

Addressing a meeting of BC leaders of Erode region, Ramadoss urged elders in the community to keep their women away from the influence of cinemas which damage 'social equilibrium.'

"Cinemas are polluting minds of our own youngsters. School children are falling in love after being influenced by cinema. Our communities are on the verge of ruin because of the inter-caste marriages in which dalit boys are implementing agenda of their leaders. He also urged community leaders to remain vigil against Viduthalai Chiruthaikal Katchi (VCK) and the film-makers under its influence.

"VCK is behind all the sufferings of our communities. Its leaders are hell-bent on ruining us. We will not have any truck with Thol Thirumavalavan and such dalit leaders in the future. I am not against dalits. But I'm against this kind of planned attack on our communities,'' said Ramadoss.

"I am not against love. But love must not be a tool to destroy harmony between social groups,'' he said. He said the district level meetings planned in all 32 districts of Tamil Nadu on February 6 would turn to be a severe attack on those who stand against the growth of BC groups.

He also vowed to do whatever possible to get the SC/ST Act amended. "VCK is inciting violence against backward castes. We are not against real love marriages. What is happening in Tamil Nadu now are marriage dramas with the aim of cheating women from backward castes to swindle money from their parents,'' alleged Ramadoss.

Meanwhile, a large number of dalit activists gathered in front of the venue where Ramadoss had convened the meeting and raised slogans against him. Police have arrested and removed 89 men and four women for protesting against him.