Dalit family fined Rs 23,000 after their son enters temple


Koppal (Karnataka), Sep 21 (IANS): The parents of a Dalit boy were fined Rs 23,000 after their 2-year-old son entered a Hanuman temple to seek blessings of the god at Miyapura village near Hanumasagar in Koppal district of Karnataka.

The toddler was taken to the Hanuman temple by his father on his birthday. As Dalits here are not allowed inside the temple, they always prayed from outside standing in front of the temple.

The father wanted to pray to the god from outside along with his son. However, the toddler in excitement ran inside the temple and prayed to the god and came back. The incident tool place on September 4.

This became a big issue as upper caste villagers thought that the temple was desecrated as a Dalit boy had entered it. They held a meeting on September 11 and asked the parents to pay Rs 23,000 as fine which is going to be used to carry out purification rituals in the temple.

However, the district administration which came to know about the development has sent police, revenue and social welfare department officials to the village. The officers have conducted an awareness programme with regard to untouchability for all villagers.

The officers took members of the upper caste to task for imposing a fine on the Dalit boy's parents and let them off after warning that legal action will be initiated if they repeat this.

T. Sridhar, Superintendent of Police, Koppal, told IANS that he visited the spot. The culprits were admonished. They apologized to the father of the boy. Though the police went to the house of the victim to convince him to lodge a complaint, the community elders decided not to do so as it will breed animosity.

"The people from upper caste themselves opposed the action of the members of their own community and apologized to the Dalit boy's family," he explained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    To whom Hanuman belongs to ? Conversion of heart of a Fake Hindu to True Hindu is need of the day.......!!!! My God teaches me "Love one another as I loved you" , not particular caste or creed. I don't know what their God teaches them.....?

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  • Wilfred, Karanataka

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Dalit also Hindu brother,if we hating our own brother how can you love God, He is the creation of man kind , and you blame for demolition, make your Heart temple of God y welcoming Dalits, so dalit wont run for protection for other community .Action should be taken by gov to protect our Hindu brothers from discrimination.

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  • Ranjith, Mangalapuram

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Dalits are treated like Hazara Shias of Afghanistan ...only there they kill the different type of muslims who are not sunnis, here they discriminate the different type of hindus who are not upper caste....

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  • peacelover, india

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    You are more bothered about other countries than India. First set your home right, then talk about others!

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  • N.M, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    lolz.. "Hindu Khatre mein hai " "Navella Hindu Navella ondhu"

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Rita Madamji.... What I have stated is plain facts and does not need rocket science to decipher.You accept truth as it is and move on.Some needlessly harp over the obvious and lose their mental balance over it. NO NEED AT ALL. Though there are research papers to prove, it is obvious to the naked eye and to the knowledgeable as to what might have happened. I do not wish to go into the nitty gritty of these things now, nor do I question anybody's faith. It's your faith and belief that counts most and nothing else. Scriptures say ' See God in all snd Children first for they are Innocent ' and their mind never corrupted. Horrific to read this article and I wonder what sort of a temple or whatever that is...

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad - Odipu Kudla Kasrod

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    What happened is wrong should not have happened, I am sure they learnt the lesson and Hindus should unite this time and make Hindustan stronger, also this happened in one place and its not the same Hindu society as before come on, Bele Dantinakaleg Paterre Onji Vishaya Thikund Aaate, Jaaste malla vishaya malpodchi , Hindus Stay United.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    One cannot brush things under the carpet. This is not an isolated incident, but keeps recurring time an again in various parts of the country. Not just visits to temples but honour killings when the families of self elevated any upper caste person happens to fall in love with the so called lower castes. Killings, stripping, parading, torture etc are common even in this day and age. The so called protectors of hindutva should look into these atrocities before pointing fingers at citizens who follow a faith other than their own, just for votes and power. If Hinduism is in danger then, it is because of these atrocities. Just remember that over 35% of the population is dalit and hinduism indeed will be in danger if these people are not accepted as part of ones own in actions and deeds and not just during voting and elections.

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  • AD, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    This issue is not resolved until all Dalits are allowed within the temples

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  • Krishna Dasa, Udupi,.

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    In all temples Government should appoint 80% Priests/Pujari/Swamy/Guru from Dalit cast. In temples 100% cooking jobs to be given to Dalits/Koragas/Tribals. All Brahmin girls should be given in marriage to Dalits and Dalit girls to Brahmin boys and eradicate cast system. 100% Reservation in Government Jobs and in school/college admission should be given to inter cast children.

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  • Indian, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    ಹಾಂ ಹಾಂ, ನಾವೆಲ್ಲಾ ಹಿಂದೂ , ನಾವೆಲ್ಲಾ ಒಂದು

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  • Francis Lewis, Sasthan

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Boy entered Temple and upper Caste demanding fine for purification of the place. What type of treatment we are offering to these people. Why our elected representative can't taking any action ??

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  • Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    I strongly condemn such atrocities, strong action should be taken against these stupid people. I believe a person becomes upper or lower caste by his deeds irrespective of caste / creed. The toddler itself is an incarnation of god, how can anyone object to that.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Rajesh B Shetty, Udupi, I completely agree with you. Praying this caste system will be not followed our future generation.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    And where is that mla who cried about his mother? Give this to him to solve. People convert to escape atrocities, dumb never get it.

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    “Bajrang bali hamari bharatiya parampara mein ek aise lokdevta hain jo swayam vanvaasi hai, girvasi hain, Dalit hain, vanchit hai (Hanuman was a tribal, a forest dweller, a Dalit and was deprived)...,” - Yogi Ajay Bisht

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    We all Indian's are brothers and sisters, we all Indian's are stupid, no wonder children are migrating to different countries.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Due to religious intolerance we are poising our younger generation with hatred.

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  • K b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Go muthra can purify anything... it is 50rs per bottle (ram dev brand) Even if 100 bottles are purchased, cost will be 5000rs... why 23000...

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  • Observer, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    MANUWADIYON SE DESH KO KHATRA HAI. TIME TO DESPATCH THEM ALL TO THE ISLAND OWND BY SEX GURU NITHYANANDA SWAMI

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    ....and we cry for people converting to other religion!!! CONVERSION IS NOT A COMPULSION BUT ITS CONVICTION! For God sake these so called upper caste (God knows what is upper in them) people should kept quite for a toddler.

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    This is how we Indians were divided by the cunning invaders, we used this ploy to divide and rule us. UNITY IS AND SHOULD BE OUR STRENGTH. This is strictly not to hurt anybody. However, how did other religions come and thrive in India? Because of this only ! Conversions became very easy because of some stupid strictness and sub caste divisions. Otherwise where were other castes before invasion of our country?? There can never be Roman Catholics here and at least all in the coastal belt our are very own. No wonder I love all of them and they me ! Blood is thicker than water you know and commentators here I pray should know their roots correctly before commenting. Know the truth. I condemn the above act in no uncertain terms. They have found fault with a child? Here I remind all of the saying of Jesus which is close to my jeart.... Be innocent like a Child to enter the Kingdom of God !

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Mamu - Why are you blaming this 2 year old child who sneaked inside for Sweet Prasad ...

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  • R Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Even though you have changed to Thane, you should not comment after 9 PM ! Words appear blurred whilst spirits flow !Where have I found fault with the child?? Read again... Tomorrow 9 a. m. Ok?

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Bandarkar na saloon ud jana kammi itthi lekka thogundu.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    R,Bhandarkar,Maam,caste was already there when Dravids and Aaryans time.Draviden were more in kerala region ,from St Thomas started to teach christianity.were more working and Aryans were more tall and good built men and women.So much I know more I cant tell.Aaryans were making these dravid men workers.Just see in kerala how many types or classes there are.Anyway this case of fining because of a child is shocking.we have not yet comeout of our skin.Thank God police have cleared it.I simply ask these people who dont allow Dalits inside or fined childs parents,whether God too would make such differences ,and allow only them in Heaven?I cant hear this word Dalits any more.Is it their failure because they are born in that family?when will this end?I feel for them.God is there for all same.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Rita, Are you aware of the fact that dalits from hindu community who are converted to Christianity are still referred as Dalit Christians? They are made to sit on the last rows in the church? In one of the districts in Tamilnadu ( I can't recollect the exact district name), they are not even allowed inside regular churches. But these are one off incidences and I would not generalize.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    In which church did you see dalit Christians made to sit on back benches,in our church we don't keep a watcman to check people identity in the eyes of Jesus all are equal no caste even non Christians who come to church occupy front bench. I really thank God at least for inquisitive sake you atleast went to church. it's a good beginning.

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  • N.M, mangalore

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Still blaming outsiders for flaws within your faith? It's because of such atrocities that people are leaving this faith in huge numbers. Introspect and set your house in order before blaming others.

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  • Neptune, Kaup

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Well said

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  • Gurka, mangaluru

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Bjpeee eats dust nowadays !! its still not wake up from slumber sleep!! there are several loop holes within the community cast creed ! and never they tried to fix it once for all !! Instead they play politics on CAST !! and other lallupanju fight for religion values !! JOKERS OF THE CENTURY

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  • Agnes, MANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Neither are they allowed to enter the temple nor are they allowed to enter other religions.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Can any Learned Hindu explain the logic of Rs. 23,000 ...

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    You don't take tension, it is Majority community issue.

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  • Vinay, DXB/IXE

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    20000 GST

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  • Neptune, Ksup

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    😁😁😁😁😆 fantastic reply

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  • Alphy, Mumbai

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Height of intolerance can be seen in your response. Jeevan, I mean life? To take or to give. Learn to live and let live with love not hatred. A tiny 2 year old shakes the Hindu community of sacrilege and a hefty fine of 23000? Happens only in Hindustan!!

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  • Al Dsouza, Kudla

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Jeevan please dont be arrogant. Respond to the question. Untouchablikity in 2021 is a major concern whether majority or minority. Humans are creatures of this earth and all are equal. Who has given the right to decide on human to treat unequally. All these lower caste or conversion etc are stupid idiots for publicity for voter bank nothing else.

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Kelageh biddaru nanna moogu mele......hypocrisy at its best......!!!! but keep writing nonsense on conversion to other religion.....!!!

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Add another 14, 77000 and you'll get your magic number.

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    When Pure patanjali gaumutra available for RS 50/- per bottle.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Jossey S Thane it is to clean the temple with cow urine.How it helps God knows.can be cleaed just with water and soap too.Belief is higher than reality.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    When our entire government from top to bottom is working strictly based on caste and religion, how can you stop common people indulging in caste politics?

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Gods must be crazy - India's caste system never dies....

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    All Hindus are one. We all will condemn the act of few people who does discrimination on one section of our Hindus.

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  • Manohar, Udupi

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Just look at North India how Dalit community is systematically persecuted.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Yes, but the discrimination is coming down from day by day....what was 100 years ago has reduced drastically, still a long way to go, but we all will change for good. Caste discrimination is the only black dot in our vibrant Hinduism, which will one day be completely irradicated.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    It will be eradicated soon if BJP is eradicated quickly.

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  • Satya, Dubai

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Please go each and every village to verify how people behave with Dalit or SC ST? Even you too also will not allow to sit and eat with those? Are you willing to offer your own relative to get marry to those poor people? I am sure not. This is the main reason people wants to switch to other realign This will take another 1000 years to change peoples mind set.

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  • R.L., Udupi/USA

    Wed, Sep 22 2021

    Sanjay the way your comment looks like you are born in Dalit family, please forgive me if I am wrong.

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  • Shettigar, Udupi/Dubai

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Ultimately these people forget they too are humans. Be it Dalit or any religion, any caste its only blood that flows in every human being. Rather than displaying such banners and growing old, stay united, grow together, bring happiness and allow others to prosper. They are not Dalits, they are Humans just like you.

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  • Evans C Sumitra, Udupi/New York, USA.

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Shettigar, Udupi/Dubai, I fully agree with your comments and they make sense in every way.

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  • PRAVEEN HEGDE, MANGALORE

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    BOOK THE HIGHER CASTE VILLAGERS UNDER CRIMINAL LAW. SOME PEOPLE TAKING ADVANTGE OF THIS.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Kathra hindutva kathre mai hai...bjpeee vote bank

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Those who are not allowed to enter their own worship centre they can choose any .........

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    what is the opinion of ನಾಗ್ಪುರ್ on this ...

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    As a growing boy in Mangalore I have seen such treatment on my fellow dalit by so called upper caste. It was a sad moment for me by then the way treated them by these upper caste or in general. As a catholic believers my parents always treated all human with respect and dignity. Even my mom offer them food as a family in our own family plates and allowed them to sit amongst us. Some of the. Were very old and afraid of locals to mingle with people because of untouchables. My many friends were Hindus and I always told them about my concern about treating th m human ways than differently. We are in 2021and we still hear this bulshit which is not tolerated at all. Very saddened to hear. God never discriminates anyone. These humans have hate towards others.

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  • Aravind Shetty, Mangalore/Riyadh

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Well, "NAAVELLA HINDU....NAVELLA ONDU" slogan valid only during elections and it will end up with some fanatics are encashing the "AND BAKTH" of innocents in the name of "RELIGION".....JAI HIND

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  • Brian, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    And they say Hindu khatre me hai!

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    Remember all this when you see 'PURE' veg sign.

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    No entry for upper class people in Heaven for eternal life.

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  • Informed Individual, Kasargode

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    The comment section here is going to be so interesting

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    This is the main reason why India will not develop. We have so much potential, which shall be overshadowed by cast and religious bias. Just few months ago, we saw non-hindus being singled out of a cricket game on a temple ground. And the situation will get much worse from here.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Tue, Sep 21 2021

    These incidents got full moral support after 2014 and still continues. There is no political gain for them without such ‘Double Growth Developments’!?!?!?!?!?……

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