Karnataka govt lays groundwork for Dalit graveyards

Bangalore, 14/10: Dalits in various parts of Karnataka continue to face discrimination over community graveyards, forcing them to demand a separate, government-allotted burial ground.



Now, the government has begun acquisition of land to develop separate Dalit burial grounds in all gram panchayats in the state.


“We have started a drive to acquire land for graveyards for the Dalit community in all 6,020 gram panchayats and town municipalities in the state. We have already provided graveyards in over 1,000 villages to avoid discrimination against Dalits by upper castes. I will ensure that Dalits get graveyards in all villages,” said Social Welfare Minister Kota Shrinivas Poojari

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