In the wake of reports that some members of the Scheduled Castes were not being allowed to visit temples,police have been deployed in strength in two villages of Uttar Pradesh’s Chandauli and Bareilly districts.
Senior officials rushed to Chandauli’s Kazipur village following reports that dalits were stopped from entering a Shiva temple there,IGP,Law and Order,B P Singh said.
The wife of Bhola Yadav in whose agricultural field the temple was located reportedly stopped some people yesterday from offering prayers on the second Monday of the holy month of ‘Shrawan’ saying it was closed,the IGP said. She had alleged they had butchered a chicken there earlier,he said adding an understanding was,however,reached and the matter was resolved.
In a similar incident,one Babulal Balmiki complained to police on July 15 that Balmikis were not being allowed to offer prayers at a temple in Bareilly’s Sahasa village.
The IGP said the matter was sorted out and no one was being stopped from visiting both the temples.
A case had also been lodged on the complaint of Balmikis and police had been deployed in the area as a precautionary measure,he said.