Friday, July 22, 2011

[ZESTCaste] DSS urges probe into dalit atrocity case

DSS urges probe into dalit atrocity case
Mysore, July 17, DHNS:

Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (DSS) has demanded a probe into the harassment
meted out to a dalit family in Honnenahalli in Hunsur taluk. Accusing
the district administration of failing to provide relief to the
victims, the samithi said the government has become insensitive to
atrocity on Dalits across the state.

In a press conference, Dalit leader Harihara Anandaswamy said a group
belonging to upper castes harassed Cheluvaiah's family in Honnenahalli
following a dispute over land issue.

The group assaulted Cheluvaiah and his family members and threatened
with dire consequences. Though, the victim lodged a complaint with the
police and the district administration, there was no action on the
perpetrators so far.

DSS had been leading an agitation over the issue in front of deputy
commissioner's office for the past three days. But, there has been no
relief for the family, he said.

"The number of cases of atrocity and harassment against Dalit families
is on the rise in state since Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP
government came into power," Anandaswamy stated.


Condemning the state government's programme Gita Abhiyaana in schools
across the state, he said the BJP was implementing its hidden agenda
and demanded withdrawal of the abhiyaana.

To deliberate on the communal move of the government, DSS would
organise a seminar on July 23 at AVRC auditorium at Manasagangothri. E
Rathi Rao, state secretary, Forum for Religious Harmony, would

Columnist Shivasundar, writer N Diwakar, K L Lokesh and N Venkatesh
would take part, he said.

Free drug distribution

Hosmath Homoeopathic Centre, Mysore, would distribute free preventive
medicines for Chikungunya and Malaria on July 18 and 19 from 10 am to
1 pm at Hosamath Homoeopathic Centre, 449, 1 st floor, Hotel Santosha,
Agrahar Circle.

For more details, call: 0821 4246498, 9845710498.

Free BMD camp

Free bone mineral density camp, would be held at Sri Mahadeshwara
Nursing Home, Siddartha Layout, Mysore on July 20 from 9.30 to 1.30, a
release said.

For free registration, contact: 0821 2471547, 2474747.


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