‘We treated the lower castes poorly for centuries. Even today, they are not being treated well. They do not even have basic facilities. So we should bow our heads in shame. ‘ This comment has been made by the Madras High Court. The High Court Bench made these remarks after taking cognizance of the news published in a newspaper. It was told in the news that a Dalit family had to go through the fields and go to the cemetery to perform the last rites of their family. Because, there was no road to reach it. It also damaged crops. The court said that ‘Scheduled Caste people, like other people of the society, should also get good road facilities to reach the cemetery or the Vishram Ghat. The court heard the news as a public interest litigation and sought answers from the Chief Secretary of the state as well as the principal secretaries of tribal welfare, revenue, urban bodies and water supply departments.