Saturday, September 12, 2015

Dalits led by CPIM attempt Temple entry in Hassan, #Karnataka

A group of dalit women who entered a Hindu temple in Karnataka were asked to pay a fine for defiling the worship place banned for the lower castes.

According to The Hindu, the incident enraged the scheduled cast community in Sigaranahalli in Holenarsipur taluk. The women have refused to pay the penalty forced on them by 'upper caste' Hindus.

The dalits allege that the lower caste are not even allowed to use the city community hall for holding marriages. In 2014, a dalit teenager was beaten up after he entered the community hall to have food at a wedding reception of an "upper caste."