What is the caste of Ganesha? The Savarna Caste Hindus decide the caste identity of individuals in the Indian Society. They believe that the Ganesha of Dalits is an untouchable. The Dalits of Peapuly village in Kurnool district brought Ganesha to their wada to celebrate Vinay aka Cha viti. The Ganesha was made to sit and eat in the Dalitwada.
When the Dalits wanted to send Ganesha off, the Savarnas stopped the procession and destroyed the Ganesha. The Savarnas told the Dalits that the polluted, untouchable Ganesha should not walk through their streets. This happened on 1 st September, Monday. The Dalits complained to the police asking for protection. The District S.
P and Collector bought another Ganesha for the Dalits and try to take out the procession on Tuesday, 2 nd September. The Savarna castes-Boyas, Reddys, Telagas got together and prevented the entire Revenue and the Police personnel including the S. P and the Collector from passing through their street. They pelted stones and injured several Policemen. They burnt down petty shops, Chappel repair shops and some houses belonging to the Dalits in the presence of the Police. The Police opened fired to control the Savarna caste crowd.
They failed to control the Savarnas and postponed the procession to the next day. On 3 rd September, the procession started again… The SP, the Collector, the Inspector General of Police, Rayalaseema zone and also the Minister for minor irrigation K. E. Prabhakar tried to lead the procession. The Savarna castes refused to allow the procession.
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The Minister and the top district officials re-directed the procession to go through Dalitwada to a nearby tank where they immersed the Ganesha. This is the plight of the Untouchable Ganesha in the hi-tech regime of Chandra babu Naidu. K. satyanarayan Kula Nirmoolana Po rata Sa miti A. P.
P. S. A team of our organization has gone to the village today. I will get back to you with an update. Three hurt in police firing in Peapuly By Our Staff Reporter KURNOOL Sept. 2.
Violence erupted once again at Peapuly in Kurnool district on Tuesday where trouble started over immersion of Ganesh idol yesterday. Three persons sustained bullet injuries as the police opened fire today to control violence. Three constables also received injuries in stone throwing. The violent mob indulged in arson and looting and attacked police parties with stones. Two shops were set on fire, one shop was looted and three kiosks, all belonging to Scheduled Caste families, were damaged. An SC house which was close to the main town was also attacked.
The police fired over 70 rounds and dispersed the mob. The Superintendent of Police, N. Sanjay, who was camping along with the Collector, Ajay Jain, and the DIG of Police, Satyanarayan, at Peapuly said curfew was clamped in certain sensitive areas of the town while prohibitory orders under section 144 of Cr. P. C. were in force in the remaining areas.
The trouble started yesterday when the upper caste people reportedly objected to a procession being taken out by the SCs through their locality. Roads in the upper caste localities were blocked and violence started when the police tried to remove the obstacles. The mob damaged the idol leading to tension. The police secured another idol and proposed to escort the procession today. The promise had further enraged the upper caste people. The people in upper caste localities who moved in groups allegedly attacked police and tried to assault journalists too accusing them of sympathizing with the SCs through their reporting.
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At one stage the senior officers were held up at the police station and could not enter the town. After the additional troops joined them, the police resorted to action and opened fire. The gangs dispersed after the firing. Damage to shops and houses of the SCs was estimated at Rs. 67, 000. The injured were shifted to hospital.
Dalits families, whose population was around 1, 000 out of total population of 13, 000 were fearing for life. They expressed fears that they may not be able to return to their homes immediately as the upper caste people were crying for vengeance. The MAPS leaders who gathered at the place to support SCs could not take up any agitation except sympathise with them after seeing the violent mood of upper caste people, especially Boyas, Telagas and Reddys. Attacks were allegedly carried out on the houses of few Vysyas, who sympathise d with the SCs. (The Hindu, 3. 9.
2003) Official visits Peapuly, report likely today By Our Special Correspondent Hyderabad Sept. 3. The Government has deputed the Commissioner for Social Welfare, Ajayendra Pyal, to Peapuly in Kurnool district, on a fact-finding mission of the incident in which upper caste people prevented and attacked a Dalit Ganesh procession causing injuries to many. Mr. Pyal, who rushed to the spot this morning, is expected to submit his report to the Government by tomorrow, sources in the Government said. CPI demands compensation: Meanwhile, the Communist Party of India (CPI) demanded action against those responsible for the Peapuly violence and blamed local TDP leaders for the incidents.
In a statement here, State CPI Council Secretary, S. Sudhakar Reddy, also demanded a compensation of Rs. 50, 000 for each shop destroyed in the violence. He accused the police of failing to take precautionary measures. Our Kurnool Staff Reporter writes: The town remained peaceful today. The Minister, K.
E. Prabhakar, in whose constituency the town falls, the collector, Ajay Jain, the IG, Siva narayana, the DIG, Satyanarayan, and the SP, N. Sanjay, camped there and reviewed the situation. The police rounded up a few people responsible for the violence taking the total arrests to over 80. The police cleared the obstacles created in the upper caste localities. A few women from the upper castes protested saying they were harassing their men while the SCs were left untouched.
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They sat in dharna when the police were bringing the damaged jeep. Officers pacified and dispersed them. Meanwhile, the Ministers and officials offered prayers at the Ganesh idol installed by the authorities after the first idol was broken. The idol was immersed in a tank on Goot y road and the procession was routed through another lane bypassing the upper caste locality. The SCs did not show much enthusiasm in the function and most of them stayed away from it.