After girl elopes with upper-caste man in village bordering Tamil Nadu, SC residents agitate in temple alleging they face discrimination, upper castes deny. The settlement, spread over 20 acres, has 460 families, with 133 houses occupied by Chakkliyan families. Other families are of upper-caste Gounders and various Hindu communities.
Quoting B.R. Ambedkar, the Organiser editorial says that untouchability has ruined the so-called untouchables, Hindus and ultimately the nation.
‘Make friends with families of other castes, share happy and sad moments.’
He was addressing reporters about resolutions passed by the RSS at its All India Pratinidhi Sabha meeting in Nagpur recently.
Going by respondents’ admissions, untouchability is the most widespread among Brahmins, followed by OBCs.
The charade of the abolition of manual scavenging plays on.
Modi said most reformers in the last century were from backward communities who helped uplift the downtrodden.
The money is used to undertaking development works.
Earlier NCSC chairman Punia had expressed grave concern over ban on entry of dalits into a temple.
Passing through the interior of Tuem village in Pernem taluka,one cannot miss a tiny house within a cluster of houses,which explicitly manifests the scourge of untouchability that still persists here.
Untouchability still shamefully rules the roots of rural Goa despite 40 years of liberation.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani today said there are no untouchables in politics and all political parties should overcome such practices.
Every year,on the 14th of April,thinkers and political activists revisit Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar,and each time,return with refreshingly new ideas.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani said as in social life,there is no space for untouchability in politics.