'Dalit atrocities on the rise in state'

 L Murugan, vice-president of the National Scheduled Castes Commission, expressed concern on Wednesday that atrocities on Dalits were on the rise in Karnataka.  

Addressing a press conference here, he said, "People belonging to the upper castes have encroached upon land given to them by the government at Tippanala in Koppal district. The recent rape of a Dalit student in Vijayapura made national headlines. The government must ensure that such incidents do not recur."

Murugan said he would visit Tippanala and Vijayapura to know the ground realities.



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