20 May 2024

In Dharampuri district the police have taken a salon owner and his son under arrest for refusing to cut the hair of Dalits. They were booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of the Atrocities) Act of 2015 and later put behind bars.

According to SI S Sakthivel, a young boy from the Kelapparai Dalit colony went to get a haircut from the salon where the salon owners refused due to his caste. Many other Dalits faced the same issue. The victim lodged a complaint with Harur police with a video recording of the conversation with the salon owners.