Karnataka Congress block president Somanna was also present in the meeting held by the village elders, who decided to slap a fine of Rs 25,000 on Jagadish
Koratagere: A Dalit resident was boycotted from the village and also slapped with a fine for entering a temple in Koratagere in Karnataka, the constituency of deputy chief minister G Parameshwara. Jagadish faced the villagers' wrath for entering the Doddamma temple at Mallekavu in Koratagere taluk (sub-division). The temple authorities slapped a fine of Rs 25,000 for cleansing the temple that was allegedly polluted by his entry.
Jagadish has filed a complaint with the Koratagere Police against the temple authorities, but no action has been taken against them and Jagadish still disallowed from entering the village.
Jagadish also said, while speaking to Suvarna News, that he had entered the temple along with his wife, son and daughter. Now, all four of them have reportedly been ostracised.
Jagadish had entered the temple on May 20, during a fair held in the village. A grand procession and puja was performed at the temple on the occasion when people belonging to other castes saw him enter the temple with his family. They stopped him and hurled abuses, said Jagadish.
Congress block president Somanna was also present in the meeting held by the village elders, who decided to slap a fine of Rs 25,000 on Jagadish.
Jagadish is said to be facing life threats from the village residents. "They have threatened to kill me if I enter the village," said Jagadish speaking to Suvarna.
The police have filed FIRs against nine people in this regard. Congressman's involvement in insulting a Dailt in Parameshwara's constituency has come under severe criticism.
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Last Updated 6, Jun 2019, 3:43 PM