Monthly Archives: August 2012

WSS condemns caste oppression of Dalit employees at CSI Hospital, Kancheepuram

Press Statement

Women against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) is deeply anguished to learn that Jacqueline, a dalit nurse at CSI Hospital inĀ  Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu was subject to such abuse by the hospital’s director that led Jacqueline to attempt to commit suicide. Both Jacqueline and her husband Solomon (who is also a staff at the hospital) were badly abused before the whole hospital using caste derogatory language by the Director who also threatened to fire them from their jobs. The suicide note written by Jacqueline clearly identifies Dr. Brinda Nirmal, Director of CSI Hospital, as the person responsible for provoking her to take this extreme step. Continue reading

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