THANJAVUR: The law against honour killings should be made stringent, as the present law is not that much of a deterrent, said state president, Tamil Nadu Theendamai (untouchability) Ozhipu (eradication) Munnani, P. Sampath, here on Wednesday.
Sampath told presspersons that a separate law should be enacted to deal with honour killings. Courts should decide quickly on such cases and give punishment to the guilty without delay. The outfit’s state-level conference will be held in Thanjavur on August 15, 16 and 17.
On August 17, a rally demanding eradication of caste-based suppression and conflicts will be taken out and a public meeting held at Thilakar Thidal. Sitram Yechuri, all India general secretary of CPI(M) will take part in the meeting.
Sampath said that the Munnani was started in 2007, and since then, it has been organising agitations and demonstrations against caste tyranny.
“We launched a legal battle against honour killings, and because of this, we could get some laws to deal with honour killings. Caste factor is raising its ugly head in society, more in educational institutions. Untouchability should be eradicated and all suppression in the name of caste should go for an egalitarian society,” Sampath added.