Jignesh Mevani demands ban on cow protection groups

Alleging caste discrimination in allocation of land by the government, Mevani asked the Karnataka government to release a white paper on land allocated to private industry.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Published:October 10, 2016 12:56 am
mevani, cow protection, cow protection, cow protection group, cow protection group ban, ban on cow protection group, mevani cow group ban, jignesh mevani, indian express news, india news Mevani said that the Karnataka government should direct temple authorities to roll back the existing system or face protests. (Photo for representational purpose.)

Dalit leader and human rights activist Jignesh Mevani on Sunday demanded a ban on cow protection groups in Karnataka and caste-based seating arrangement (pankti bheda) for food at Udupi Sri Krishna temple.

At one of his first major rallies outside Gujarat since emerging as a Dalit leader in the aftermath of the Una lynching, Mevani said that the Karnataka government should direct temple authorities to roll back the existing system or face protests. “We are willing to go to jail for this,’’ he said at a Dalit “self-respect convention’’ in the coastal town of Udupi.

Alleging caste discrimination in allocation of land by the government, Mevani asked the Karnataka government to release a white paper on land allocated to private industry.

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