Why Karnataka villagers barred entry of a Dalit BJP MP
BENGALURU: BJP MP from Chitradurga, A Narayanaswamy, was barred from visiting a village in his constituency as he is a Dalit, with villagers arguing the entry of an “untouchable” would bring misfortune upon them. The minister, accompanied by offi als, had gone to Pemmanahalli, about 150km from Bengaluru, on Monday to begin development work in the region.
Though stunned by the village’s resistance, the MP said he would not lodge a police compnt. “FIRs are not answers to social e ls. We need to educate them,” he said.
It was on such a mission that Narayanaswamy went to Pemmanahalli in Pavagada, among the most backward taluks in Tumakuru district, on Monday evening. At the entrance of the Golla (Yadav) village, he was stopped and told that as a Madiga, an untouchable, he could not proceed further. Representatives of some NGOs, including Narayana Hrudayya Foundation, and others accompanying the MP were allowed to enter.
For decades, the village, comprising 150 Golla families, has been barring Dalits in the belief that their entry will bring harm to them. Ironically, Narayanaswamy polled a majority of the Golla ves in the Lok Sabha ions in May.
Taken aback, the MP reasoned with the villagers, mostly priests of the community, then prested that discrimination ag inst a caste would attract punishment. Villagers did not budge even when threatened with legal action and maintained that no Dalit has ever entered the village. Policemen and offi als with the MP watched as the faceoff continued for about half an hour. Narayanswamy left in a huff. A video of the conversation went viral and the state go nment ordered an inquiry.
Prabhakar Naidu•2663•Influencer Wordsmith Member • Prabhakar Naidu•3 hours ago •Follow
This caste based discrimination a still kept alive by most of the Hindus, this is pathetic and deplorable.
Avtaar Guru•1164•Influencer Wordsmith News King • Avtaar•Earthling•2 hours ago
True color of BJP showing up slowly...regressive country is BJP mantra..
Karthik Bkrishnan•2347•Influencer Wordsmith News King • Karthik Bkrishnan•4 hours ago
THis is pathetic and disgusting. I am quick taken back by the calm and dignified position of the MP. Thats the real character. Whats surprising is the Narayana Hruday and other NGO workers were alllowed. If I was there, I would have stormed out along with the MP.
sandesh kumar•30• Sandesh•4 hours ago
I saw the video clip.... I appreciate the MP's composure through out the in dents..... these practices of discrimination should soon come to an end...
Mohan Tvm•Influencer Wordsmith News King • sandesh kumar•tvm•2 hours ago
It may be a dr staged by the benami paid media just for getting a video clip for the SICKular ion campaign. The BJP MP behaved with composure through out the in dents and avoided a major controversy.
BIJOY BANERJI•5492•Influencer Wordsmith News King • BIJOY BANERJI•ODISHA•2 hours ago
Our Lord Ram Tought us Love is Greter Than Caste by eating half eaten Fruit of a Dalit . I am a Brahmin . I am True follower of Ram . In my School life , When a Dalit Friend Bite the Small Chocolate to make it two, & give me give one half , I ate it .Because my Lord Ram Tought me that . My that Friend is also So Called Untouchable . In modern day , Caste have No Value
Satheesh Kumar•100•Member • BIJOY BANERJI•2 hours ago
True word. Now a days caste is no value. Let us join hands together to abolish the importance of the caste.
RADHAKRISHNAN PATTATH•1300•Wordsmith News King Frequent Flyer • RADHAKRISHNAN PATTATH•3 hours ago
The MP has no say in this. These culprits are to be arrested and put in a jail where cooking is done by Dalits and no other food is allowed. These idiots are to be made to clean their own latrines in shifts for a month.
Partha Mondal•1793•Wordsmith News King Member • Partha Mondal•4 hours ago
Just think if a minister is treated in this manner, how a common man will be treated. BJP must speak out ag inst untouchability.
Mohan Tvm•Influencer Wordsmith News King • Partha Mondal•tvm•2 hours ago
This is called the WHITE RACISM. It started after the British arrived here in India
Vydhyaraja Vell•5931•Influencer Wordsmith Inboxer • Vydhyaraja•Bangalore•2 hours ago
whoever has done it , they dont deserve to be called human beings .
Sayeed Ahmed .V•421• Sayeed•4 hours ago
Dalit BJP MP should respect the sentiment of upper caste and avoid unnecessary controversy.
KN Srinivasan•20• Sayeed Ahmed .V•3 hours ago
you are a fox trying to fish the troubled water
Charan Alemada•277•Influencer Wordsmith Member • Charan•Bangalore, India•2 hours ago
all because of Congress style po itics, even now people follow untouchability
Indian First• Charan Alemada•Bangalore•1 hour ago
Blind Bhakt , it's ur BJPee which is involved in caste po itics not Congress ...
stop blaming cong for ur own shortcomings ..
Even if some day street lights are not on, U idiots say Nehru is responsible for it ..