Chamarajanagar: Man booked for 'purifying' water tank after Dalit woman drinks water

Chamarajanagar, Nov 21 (IANS): Karnataka police have filed an FIR against a man for cleaning water tank after a Dalit woman drank water from it, police said on Monday.

The incident took place in Chamarajanagar district following which Mahadevappa, a resident of Heggothara village, was booked. The police action followed a complaint lodged by Giriyappa, a Dalit from the same village.

On November 19, the Dalit woman had come to the village to take part in a marriage ceremony. She drank water from the water tank of the village.

While she was drinking water, the accused had tried to stop her saying it was the Brahmins' lane. Later, the tank was purified by him and other villagers by pouring cow urine.

Dalits of the village complained about this matter to Tehsildar Basavaraju. The authorities immediately rushed to the spot and allowed all Dalits to drink water from the same water tank and warned villagers not to practice untouchablity and discrimination.

The authorities had also held peace meetings with leaders of all communities. District in-charge minister V. Somanna had sought a report regarding the incident over the issue.






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  • Rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Where is Sharan pumpwell, Muthalik, Shobhakka, Surya and others. They too belong to the same gang as far as Dalits are concerned

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  • Indian, Sharjah

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    There should be one more tank specially for these people- gau mutra tank. The issue will be solved for ever.

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  • Rajeev Shetty., Udupi.

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    Police must purify his polluted brain...

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  • Prakash, )Mulki/kulai

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    What we understand from this incident is that we shouldn't wash glass/lotas after suply coffee, tea, water and so on to any guests. If we do we are subjected to prosecution ?

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    This is the gift and Mode team rule

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Manuvadis still busy in posting comments only on selective news related to minorities.

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  • ca girishkk, valencia/m'lore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Now before the court.. the liers argue that the purification done as per routine / schedule ..., thats it..., Case puska.. and the accused will get Municipal/Corporation Councilor tkt for next election with the hell ph of Cheddi dhooma's...

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  • kavi, vittal/dubai

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Water is a God gift and source of life. Can not live without water. Pouring cow urine for cleaning is an offence against health and those who purify with cow urine or goat urine must be booked and punished severely.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    They were just following Manusmriti. They are sanskari people.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Mahadevappa is the greatest dalit himself... He is looked down by his own conscience... Hard to believe people can be so stupidly racist even these days... The tank looks horrible as it is and needs acid wash not cow urine...

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  • ayes p, kudla/ksa

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Booked is not only sufficient public should make him forcefully drink cow urine and cow dung in the public.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Nov 22 2022

    ayes .ksa here changes nothing .It was only eye wash.only booked?make him to drink water from that tank on the spot.let him tellhow it smells or tastes.This will continue further.They are making so costly water to drain?It is very costly water is become very rare.

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 21 2022

    Arrest an eye wash or on public pressure othereise manusmriti strictly commanded uppercaste to apply similar shuddhikaran.

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