Caste-based discrimination still prevalent, RSS survey finds

Caste-wise separate wells, temples and crematoriums still existed in 450 villages in Vidarbha region.

Published: 24th March 2017 11:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th March 2017 11:48 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NAGPUR: A survey found that untouchability or other forms of discrimination on the basis of caste were still prevalent in 450 villages in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, an RSS leader said today.

Caste-wise separate wells, temples and crematoriums still existed in these villages, said Deepak Tamshettiwar, Vidarbha `prant karyavah' of RSS here today.

Tamshettiwar was addressing a press conference following the recently-concluded `chintan shibir' of RSS at Coimbatore.

The survey was conducted by RSS volunteers, he said.

Implementation of the slogan `one well, one temple and one crematorium' in villages was still a challenge, he said.

RSS volunteers were conducting awareness programmes on these issues, he said

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