Friday, June 17, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit activists protest anti-Brahmin remarks by author

Dalit activists protest anti-Brahmin remarks by author

Pune, June 13 : A few Dalit activists in Maharashtra have demanded
action against a Pune-based author for his anti-Brahmin comments in a
book while Brahmin groups are yet to decide on any action.

A case was registered against author Puroshottam Khedekar Saturday on
the complaints of five activists at the Bund Garden police station in
Pune, a police official said Monday.

Khedekar, who also heads the Maratha Seva Sangh and Sambhaji Brigade,
released his book "Shivrayanchya Badnamichi Kendre" last month, in
which he has made several derogatory remarks against Brahmins.

While the Brahmins here are yet to decide about filing a police
complaint, five Dalits, including academicians and activists,
registered a complaint with Joint Police Commissioner Ashok Dhiware
against Khedekar and his book.

In his book, Khedekar has mentioned that the non-Brahmins should take
revenge on Brahmins by carrying out systematic riots in the state.

Khedekar has also allegedly used derogatory remarks against Brahmin women.


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