On Tuesday, Oct 27, the Chettpullam village in the Nagapattinam district saw a huge difference, when policemen escorted a group of Dalits into the temple, where they prayed for close to half an hour.
Earlier, Dalits were arrested when they tried to break into the temple. Villagers had also thrown stones to keep them away.
The government coordinated talks between Dalits and non-Dalits to a new agreement.
The police said it will stay on guard for a few days to ensure there is no violence in the village.