Karnataka: Dalits enter Anjaneya temple amid heavy police force

Amid heavy police deployment, Dalits entered the temple and offered their devotion to the deity.

The district administration of Yadgiri district, Karnataka, ensured that the Dalit community got to offer prayers at Anjaneya temple in Amalihall village of Surapur taluk.

Amid heavy police deployment, Dalits entered the temple and offered their devotion to the deity.

The decision to allow Dalits into the Anjaneya temple was heavily opposed by the members of the upper caste community. A peace meeting was also held but it was not successful as some of them did not accept and kept opposing it.

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An additional force was called as a preventive measure to avoid any violent incidents. The district administration had warned of strict action against those who are opposed to Dalits entering the temple.

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