DSS urges probe into dalit atrocity case

In a press conference, Dalit leader Harihara Anandaswamy said a group belonging to upper castes harassed Cheluvaiah’s family in Honnenahalli following a dispute over land issue.

The group assaulted Cheluvaiah and his family members and threatened with dire consequences. Though, the victim lodged a complaint with the police and the district administration, there was no action on the perpetrators so far.

DSS had been leading an agitation over the issue in front of deputy commissioner’s office for the past three days. But, there has been no relief for the family, he said.

“The number of cases of atrocity and harassment against Dalit families is on the rise in state since Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa-led BJP government came into power,” Anandaswamy stated.

Seminar

Condemning the state government’s programme Gita Abhiyaana in schools across the state, he said the BJP was implementing its hidden agenda and demanded withdrawal of the abhiyaana.

To deliberate on the communal move of the government, DSS would organise a seminar on July 23 at AVRC auditorium at Manasagangothri. E Rathi Rao, state secretary, Forum for Religious Harmony, would inaugurate.

Columnist Shivasundar, writer N Diwakar, K L Lokesh and N Venkatesh would take part, he said.

Free drug distribution

Hosmath Homoeopathic Centre, Mysore, would distribute free preventive medicines for Chikungunya and Malaria on July 18 and 19 from 10 am to 1 pm at Hosamath Homoeopathic Centre, 449, 1 st floor, Hotel Santosha, Agrahar Circle.

For more details, call: 0821 4246498, 9845710498.

Free BMD camp

Free bone mineral density camp, would be held at Sri Mahadeshwara Nursing Home, Siddartha Layout, Mysore on July 20 from 9.30 to 1.30, a release said.

For free registration, contact: 0821 2471547, 2474747.

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