Congress to stage dharna on social boycott of Dalits

dalitsAPCC will stage a dharna in front of Collector’s office on July 4 protesting the social boycott of Dalits in Garagaparru village of Palakoderu Mandal in West Godavari district.

APCC President N Raghuveera Reddy expressed anger over the government for not taking firm action against the guilty on the social boycott.

Dalits wanted to install Ambedkar’s statue in the Gangabaru village, Palakoderu Mandal, in West Godavari. The entire upper caste community had boycotted the people from the village. They even installed CCTV cameras to monitor people who are visiting the village.

The Dalits are fighting against the feudal landlords who opposed the installation of the Ambedkar statue.People from 14 different castes had come together to boycott the village. Men and women do not have jobs and income for last two months. An announcement was made in the other villages that anyone who does not respect the boycott will have t pay Rs 10 K fine. The doctors were apparently told not to visit the patients in the same villages.ALL of this only bcoz they wanted to have Ambedkar’s statue.