Gadag: Untouchability is still practised in some villages, and these occurrences are often reported. Dalits are reportedly subjected to social and physical discrimination by upper-caste residents of Shayagoti village in Gadag district.
The alleged atrocities on Dalits came to light when the Deputy Commissioner’s monthly programme, Jilladhikarigala Nade Halli Kade (the DC’s march towards villages), was organised in the village last Saturday. The Dalits highlighted the problems they were facing.
A villager from the community told journalists who visited the village that they were not allowed to enter the village temple and that no one was giving them rations.If someone gives anything to them, a fine of Rs 2,500 would be imposed on them, he said. “Living in this village has become a big harassment. “Untouchability, which was abolished seven decades ago, is still haunting us,” he said.
He also stated that administration officials had convened meetings on the subject twice, but the problem remained unresolved.
Gadag Tahsildar, Kishan Kalal, told hubliexpress.com that they would visit the village once again this evening around 4 p.m. and convene a meeting, “We held a meeting about this issue last time. We will solve this,” said the Tahsildar.