'Dalits are outcasts in Mylandahalli'

'Dalits are outcasts in Mylandahalli'

Dalits in Mylandahalli of the taluk are oppressed by  the upper castes and have lost their social rights in the village, Karnataka Janandolana Sanghatane district unit president D T Manjunath has claimed.

In a press release issued here, he alleged that dalits in the village are deprived of many a basic rights.

They are not allowed to fetch water from public taps.

At hotels, separate plates and tumblers have been kept for them, he alleged.

Besides, huge blocks have placed at dalit colonies to block their free movement. Even after 62 years of independence, dalits are still treated like outcast in the country, he alleged.

Local legislator S N Krisnaiah Setty is busy in ‘gimmick politics’ by distributing ganga jal and laddu, than focusing on the development of the taluk. He urged the authorities concerned to look into the issue, lest, has threatened to hold a protest.

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