Highlights of India Today Tamil issue dated October 1st, 2014 The cover story analyses the extent of loss to Jammu and Kashmir and its people due to the flood that hit the valley recently which was unprecedented in the last fifty years Apart from the natural calamity, the alleged inactiveness by the Government intensified the losses and grievences of the people living in the state which has already lost many of its citizens to sectarian violence in the past decades. A special story analyses the rift between AIADMK the ruling party in Tamilnadu and BJP, the ruling party at the centre and a party that has slowly started holding its ground in the Tamil speaking state. With the TN Chief Minister and the leader of ADMK, Ms.J.Jayalalitha openly criticising the Modi Government at the centre in an by-election rally, for failing to fulfill Tamils aspirations and requirements, the rift seems to have intensified. The murder of couple Kannagi and Murugesan which lead to the coinage of the term honour killing which means killing the couple who violate the caste rules and marry a partner from a lower caste rocked the state in 2003. Since one of the victims Murugesan belonged to the SC community, the case was handled under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and a compensation of Rs.2,00,000 to the family of the deceased had been ordered by the Court. But it has been eleven years since the murder but still the TN Government is yet to pay the compensation. An important story analyses the background of this long delay of justice for a bereaved family in the state.
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