Kathi Mahesh targeted because he is Dalit: Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi

The film critic was arrested for his derogatory terms on the religious Hindu gods and goddesses. 

Published: 11th July 2018 04:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th July 2018 04:53 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Taking strong exception to the banishment of film critic Kathi Mahesh from Hyderabad city for six months, Madiga Reservation Porata Samithi (MRPS) president Manda Krishna Madiga demanded that the police withdraw the ban immediately.

“There is no action against BJP MLA T Raja Singh, who has been into the practice of making controversial remarks against a section of community. Likewise, police did not act against Swami Paripoornananda who made profane comments against Shirdi Sai Baba hurting the sentiments of Baba’s devotees. But, Kathi Mahesh was targeted as he is a Dalit,” Manda Krishna said, while taking part in a meeting organised by Madiga Students Federation(MSF) at Somajiguda here on Tuesday.  

He said SCs and STs were gearing up to hold a massive public meeting, Simha Garjana, at Ramleela Ground in Delhi on August 8 against Supreme Court’s judgment proposing amendments to SC&ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The MRPS would hold preparatory meetings from July 13 to 25 in both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in this regard, he added.

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