G. Ramakrishnan says CPI(M) for a special law to curb honour killings
CPI(M) Polit Bureau member G. Ramakrishnan has demanded the brutal caste killings by ‘honour’ they had become an unending social crime in Tamil Nadu, the land of social justice. He said, 'As per the date collectedly our party, the State has witnessed 192 honour killings since 2014, and 70% of the victims were women', he said.
He said, caste-related killings in the Mettupalayam and each in Thoothukudi, Tiruchi and Cuddalore- and the Thoothkudi incident about “social intolerance.” That is marriage concerned in two sections of Dalits.”
He said, “Article 302 of the IPC is not to deal with the crime. The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, may not help when the crime involves a girl belonging to a caste Hindu community. That is why our party is urging the State government and the Centre to enact special legislation for the purpose,” he said.
He said, “We had sent emails and alerts to the Superintendent of Police about the threat faced by the couple and sought protection (for them). It was not provided, and the girl was murdered. Though the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court ordered the creation of a special branch (to deal with caste crimes), it was not constituted.”