Friday, October 7, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Upper caste members attack Dalits in Periyapatna

Karnataka | Posted on Oct 07, 2011 at 09:58am IST
Upper caste members attack Dalits in Periyapatna
indianexpress Express News Service , The New Indian Express

MYSORE: Dalits were attacked by upper caste people at Mutthur village
in Periyapatna taluk on Wednesday night. It is said that on Wednesday,
a group of Dalit youths and Shivanna, an upper caste person entered
into a heatred exchange. Following by this, the upper caste people
attacked Dalits.

Accepting the complaint filed by one M J Deepak, Periyapatna police
have arrested 7 persons on charges of comitting atrocity on dalits. As
a precautionary measure, police have deployed District Armed Reserve
police in the village.

It is said that dalits and upper caste members recently quarrelled
over immersion of Ganesha idols in a water body. The Dalit youths had
reportedly opposed the selling of rice belonging to an agricultural
credit co-operative society in black. This had resulted in attacks on
Dalits; even a meeting conducted by the village heads had failed to
settle the issue. The upper caste people attacked one Sannaiah and his
family members. They threw out his household items. The hundi in the
Chamundeshwari Temple, located in a street were Dalits were residing,
was stolen. ZP Social Justice Committee Chairman M P Chandresh called
on the injured who are in hospital.

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