In a press statement, the minister stated that it is more important to create awareness among those who practice untouchability rather than those who are at the receiving end.
The Chamrajanagar district administration and the state government came under heavy fire after the water tank incident was reported from Heggavatar village in Chamrajnagar.
The humiliation not just crushes the security and confidence of those targeted but also sends India’s much-prized ‘Unity in Diversity’ tag into a nosedive.
The youth, accompanied by the police, were led by Chamarajangar Tahsildar Basavaraj and Social Welfare Department Deputy Director Mallikarjun.
It was Mahatma Gandhi’s aim to eradicate ‘untouchability’ from India’s caste system.
Though times are changing, women here put up with what activists call a form of untouchability for at least 50 years all in the name of gods.
The news report quoted SC community people saying that they are denied entry to the Mahamariamman temple, and are victims of the discriminatory two tumbler system at tea shops.
According to sources, stories related to alleged caste discrimination at Mahamariamman temple have been around for over four decades.
An activist, Ravikumar, said though the boundary boards of every panchayat have the name of the respective president, the boards in Mayamankurichi did not have Palthai’s name.
It was earlier reported that according to a complaint leveled by SC families, a 300-ft untouchability wall was built in the village.
The villagers said the wall has made it difficult even for ambulances to reach their houses and a petition was submitted to the District Collector on Monday.
He said that the government should implement the initiatives for the SC/ST people and the SC/ST committee should have proper representation.
Under this programme, the government is planning to give additional grants as incentives to panchayats where there are no untouchability practices.
More grants for panchayats free of scourge; likely to be launched on Ambedkar Jayanti
Untouchability is scarring the lives of thousands of children in Uttar Pradesh.