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Dalits in Kolar welcomed into homes of upper castes

Known for its large population of Dalits, Kolar district is set to witness a DIFFERENT kind of social reform movement. It employs a traditional event — ‘Grihapravesha’ — to eradicate untouchability, which is rampant in the region.

The Dalits have been facing inhuman social conditions HERE. Even six decades after Independence, they are not allowed into public places such as temples. In spite of Kolar being a reserved Lok Sabha constituency, it has not been possible to remove the curse of untouchability.

Undivided Kolar witnessed a number of heinous incidents: killing of Dalits by caste Hindus, the Kambalapalli incident being the most horrific among them. Seven PEOPLE were burnt alive at the village.

Persistent efforts by organisations such as the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (DSS) notwithstanding, the curse still CONTINUES. The majority of Dalits here are landless farm labourers and workers engaged in cleaning towns and cities.

Of late, a social ACTIVITIES centre, Arivu (meaning awareness), founded by G. Shivappa, a lecturer with Government College for Women in Kolar, has been working on a novel means of creating awareness against untouchability, and making possible the entry of people from other castes into the houses of upper caste people. Titled ‘Grihapravesha’, the PROGRAMME began with allowing Dalits to enter the house of Tatwapada singer, the late Gattappaswamy, Mr. Shivappa’s father. Hundreds of Dalits from nine villages in Mulbagal taluk entered the house on the occasion of his seventh death anniversary.

‘Grihapravesha’ that breaks caste barriers - The Hindu

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came across this. Could you guys explain more on this? about Kolar? :unsure: and the caste dynamic there?
 

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Dalits in Kolar welcomed into homes of upper castes

Known for its large population of Dalits, Kolar district is set to witness a DIFFERENT kind of social reform movement. It employs a traditional event — ‘Grihapravesha’ — to eradicate untouchability, which is rampant in the region.

The Dalits have been facing inhuman social conditions HERE. Even six decades after Independence, they are not allowed into public places such as temples. In spite of Kolar being a reserved Lok Sabha constituency, it has not been possible to remove the curse of untouchability.

Undivided Kolar witnessed a number of heinous incidents: killing of Dalits by caste Hindus, the Kambalapalli incident being the most horrific among them. Seven PEOPLE were burnt alive at the village.

Persistent efforts by organisations such as the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (DSS) notwithstanding, the curse still CONTINUES. The majority of Dalits here are landless farm labourers and workers engaged in cleaning towns and cities.

Of late, a social ACTIVITIES centre, Arivu (meaning awareness), founded by G. Shivappa, a lecturer with Government College for Women in Kolar, has been working on a novel means of creating awareness against untouchability, and making possible the entry of people from other castes into the houses of upper caste people. Titled ‘Grihapravesha’, the PROGRAMME began with allowing Dalits to enter the house of Tatwapada singer, the late Gattappaswamy, Mr. Shivappa’s father. Hundreds of Dalits from nine villages in Mulbagal taluk entered the house on the occasion of his seventh death anniversary.

‘Grihapravesha’ that breaks caste barriers - The Hindu

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came across this. Could you guys explain more on this? about Kolar? :unsure: and the caste dynamic there?
RSS should also intensify it's efforts to eliminate caste barriers,we have the govt in the center now
 

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Dalits in Kolar welcomed into homes of upper castes

Known for its large population of Dalits, Kolar district is set to witness a DIFFERENT kind of social reform movement. It employs a traditional event — ‘Grihapravesha’ — to eradicate untouchability, which is rampant in the region.

The Dalits have been facing inhuman social conditions HERE. Even six decades after Independence, they are not allowed into public places such as temples. In spite of Kolar being a reserved Lok Sabha constituency, it has not been possible to remove the curse of untouchability.

Undivided Kolar witnessed a number of heinous incidents: killing of Dalits by caste Hindus, the Kambalapalli incident being the most horrific among them. Seven PEOPLE were burnt alive at the village.

Persistent efforts by organisations such as the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (DSS) notwithstanding, the curse still CONTINUES. The majority of Dalits here are landless farm labourers and workers engaged in cleaning towns and cities.

Of late, a social ACTIVITIES centre, Arivu (meaning awareness), founded by G. Shivappa, a lecturer with Government College for Women in Kolar, has been working on a novel means of creating awareness against untouchability, and making possible the entry of people from other castes into the houses of upper caste people. Titled ‘Grihapravesha’, the PROGRAMME began with allowing Dalits to enter the house of Tatwapada singer, the late Gattappaswamy, Mr. Shivappa’s father. Hundreds of Dalits from nine villages in Mulbagal taluk entered the house on the occasion of his seventh death anniversary.

‘Grihapravesha’ that breaks caste barriers - The Hindu

@Bang Galore @Indischer @JanjaWeed

came across this. Could you guys explain more on this? about Kolar? :unsure: and the caste dynamic there?
Well, this is news to me as well! Didn't know that Dalits in Kolar still faced untouchability. Kolar is one of the poorer districts of Karnataka, certainly the poorest in the southern parts at least.

But this Grihapravesha movement seems to be a rather extreme self-flagellation exercise by some members of the higher castes there. One need not let strangers into their homes just to prove that they are against discrimination.
 

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Well, this is news to me as well! Didn't know that Dalits in Kolar still faced untouchability. Kolar is one of the poorer districts of Karnataka, certainly the poorest in the southern parts at least.

But this Grihapravesha movement seems to be a rather extreme self-flagellation exercise by some members of the higher castes there. One need not let strangers into their homes just to prove that they are against discrimination.
News to me too. My sis-in-law comes from Chintamani. Never heard of any caste discrimination there or saw any. The temples are open for everyone.
 

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News to me too. My sis-in-law comes from Chintamani. Never heard of any caste discrimination there or saw any. The temples are open for everyone.
Is she telegu?? chintamani is a telegu majority area...i have been quite a few times..haven't seen any caste discrimination there...
but caste discrimination is rampant in tiptur,tumkur,chamrajnagara and yes kolar,heard from friends...
 

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Is she telegu?? chintamani is a telegu majority area...i have been quite a few times..haven't seen any caste discrimination there...
but caste discrimination is rampant in tiptur,tumkur,chamrajnagara and yes kolar,heard from friends...
No, she is Kannadiga though she has more affinity towards Telugu seeing as it is the lingua franca in Chintamani.
 

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No, she is Kannadiga though she has more affinity towards Telugu seeing as it is the lingua franca in Chintamani.
Actually you peoples(hyper active hinduthwavaadhis) should focus more on eradicating these caste discrimination menace than finding faults in other religions...its mostly due to caste discrimination a lot were converted....still now also many are converting,especially among backward/dalit classes of North India..
look,Kerala was called a casteist shithole,some 50 years ago...but now that menace was totally cleared..thnx to communism(only good thing they have done to Kerala)..
 

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Actually you peoples(hyper active hinduthwavaadhis) should focus more on eradicating these caste discrimination menace than finding faults in other religions...its mostly due to caste discrimination a lot were converted....still now also many are converting,especially among backward/dalit classes of North India..
look,Kerala was called a casteist shithole,some 50 years ago...but now that menace was totally cleared..thnx to communism(only good thing they have done to Kerala)..
Padre keep your sermon to yourself. If other religions were not doing mischief here we would given a damn about what they did in the countries of their origin. About caste system, if you must know it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste. Who brought this legislation? The Hindus. There is a good lot of affirmative action to go along with that. Day and night for the last 68 years RSS and other organizations have worked overtime to get people out of that mentality. So do not come to give us lectures. No Kerala is no role model considering half the population has already converted to other religions. Even they have caste system even now. Compared to that Karnataka is 1000 times more progressive.
 

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Padre keep your sermon to yourself. If other religions were not doing mischief here we would given a damn about what they did in the countries of their origin. About caste system, if you must know it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of caste. Who brought this legislation? The Hindus. There is a good lot of affirmative action to go along with that. Day and night for the last 68 years RSS and other organizations have worked overtime to get people out of that mentality. So do not come to give us lectures. No Kerala is no role model considering half the population has already converted to other religions. Even they have caste system even now. Compared to that Karnataka is 1000 times more progressive.
yeah..Karnataka is far more progressive than Kerala in industrial/developmental sectors,not in the caste eradicating..still many dalits are treated badly in many areas of Karnataka...
A konkani church was attacked in Bangalore in 2012 by Kannada Christian chauvinists,just because their prayer was in konkani...
we all know how you peoples rampaged against poor Tamil communities of Bangalore and mysore in 1991..it came to be the one of the worst incidents that modern India was ever seen..too much progressive...
yes,Kerala was a castiest shithole..not today.no one is discriminating in Kerala on their caste/religion or ethnic background..
 

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yeah..Karnataka is far more progressive than Kerala in industrial/developmental sectors,not in the caste eradicating..still many dalits are treated badly in many areas of Karnataka...
A konkani church was attacked in Bangalore in 2012 by Kannada Christian chauvinists,just because their prayer was in konkani...
we all know how you peoples rampaged against poor Tamil communities of Bangalore and mysore in 1991..it came to be the one of the worst incidents that modern India was ever seen..too much progressive...
yes,Kerala was a castiest shithole..not today.no one is discriminating in Kerala on their caste/religion or ethnic background..
It has happened with caste also. Also I do not know what kind of discrimination you are talking about? Do people not allow you in their houses? Or refuse to sit on the same seat as you? These are all nonsensical issues. Yeah if their property and liberty were being threatened, then there is law to take recourse to. Rest all is politics.
 

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