While Ramayana Path Underway at UP temple, Dalits told to stay away

Written by Sabrangindia Staff | Published on: August 23, 2017
While Dalits may be good for the votes they represent and the numbers they bring to the “Hindu” fold, they aren’t –even in 2017—good for the reading of the Holy Scriptures as the Hindu epics are regarded. Yesterday, Tension gripped Gadaha village in Maudaha town of Hamirpur district on Tuesday after a temple priest pasted a notice at its entrance warning people of Dalit community to stay put in their houses as a 10-day `Ramayana Paath' is underway at the temple, the Times of India has reported.

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Dalits have alleged that they are not allowed to enter the temple during any religiousevent as it is believed that they will bring bad luck.“We went to Ram Janki temple in the village to attend `Ramayana Paath' on Monday .But to our shock, we were asked to first read the notice pasted at the entrance by the temple priest KunwarBahadur in which he has warned the Dalits to keep themselves away from the temple as a 10day `Ramayana Paath' is underway ,“ said Kaushalya Devi, a resident of Gadaha village.