In 'vibrant' Gujarat, Dalits donate money for temple but are barred from it

Basant Rawat | Updated on: 8 April 2017, 14:10 IST

In 'vibrant' Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the age-old faultlines in society are showing up again and again.

While this time things weren't as bad as the incident of Dalits being flogged at Una last year, a fresh incident has once again reminded all concerned that in villages, Dalits still remain outcasts and untouchables, despite the Sangh Parivar's stated intent to bring Hindus of all castes under one umbrella.

The incident

The incident occurred in Boridra village of Bharuch district, where Dalits were asked to keep away from a temple ceremony for which they had also contributed generously. The village has population of about 1,500 of which around 12 families belong to the Dalit community.

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