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What was the effect after Rathnam filed a case in the police station?

Asked by Topperlearning User 20th April 2016, 2:01 PM
Answered by Expert

Rathnam filed a case in the police station under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

  • Other Dalit families did not come out to support him as they were scared that a similar fate might be in store for them if they spoke out. 
  • The case was picked up by the local media which had led to many journalists visiting the village.
  • Rathnam was written about as a symbol of Dalit action.
  • The ritual was called off, but his family was forced to move out as they continued to be ostracised by the powerful castes in the village.
Answered by Expert 20th April 2016, 4:01 PM
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