Casteism dangerous than terrorism: Prasad

Casteism dangerous than terrorism: Prasad

 MLA V Sreenivas Prasad, Prof K S Bhagwan, MP R Dhruvanarayan, former mayor Purushotham offering floral tributes to the idol of Bhagwan Buddha in Mysore on Sunday. DH photo

Prasad said casteism and untouchability still exists in the society, and were growing at a fast pace. As a result, dalits are living under fear. Comparatively, casteism and untouchability have a greater impact on the nation, rather than corruption and black money. There is a need to weed out the same.

The MLA said accepting Hindu religion is akin to embracing inequality. However, he said, there is no meaning for religious conversion until and unless there is a good cause. Dr B R Ambedkar accepted Buddhism to free his self from the religion he belonged to way back in 1956.

Chamarajanagar MP R Dhruvanarayan said people would love to embrace the religion that promises equality and non-violence. Compared with Mangalore, where many converted into Buddhism, it was vice-versa in the old Mysore region.

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