Not allowed to perform rituals in temple, 250 Dalit families look to convert to Islam

| Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 11:40
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The residents of the village said that the members of the Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamaat approached the Dalit families

Tamil Nadu: A group of 250 Dalit families from Vedaranyam and Karur villages in Tamil Nadu have claimed that they were denied entry in a Hindu temple and were not allowed to perform rituals. They have now threatened to convert to Islam.
Not just this, around 35 Dalit families in Nagampalli, Karur also alleged that they were barred from entering Mahasakhthi Amman temple, the same temple that used their personal contributions at the time of construction. Around 200 families from Pazhangallimedu near Vedaranyam have alleged that they were denied permission to participate in a temple festival. 
"If such discrimination continues then we will be forced to convert to Islam. No one addressing our problems," said Geeta, a resident of the village. 
Dalit families have also returned their Voter IDs & Aadhar cards in protest against being denied the permission to attend temple festival attend temple festival.
The residents of the village said that the members of the Tamil Nadu Towheed Jamaat (TNTJ) as well as of a Christian missionary had approached the Dalit families. Meanwhile, a few right-wing organisations also contacted them. 
The villagers claim that the temple initially was built in their locality but was reconstructed at its current location due to floods. 

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we hindus are so rich in

we hindus are so rich in hypocrisy. on one hand , we pride ourselves as a secular country with a tolerant religion as the majority. and then we go and persecute our own people instead of standing united with them. instead of helping the dalits, we make life miserable for them. it is for this reason it's easy for missionaries and muslims to exploit the lower caste hindus for proselytisation. someone please educate these priests and bring some sense to them that the caste system has no place in a civilized country. i'm afraid we have no one else to blame but our own intolerance which will eventually lead to an extinction of hinduism within the next few generations in india.


God lives in our feelings and truth. If the dalit families had been barred they should m,ake a temple of their own. where is their self respect. it is a stair of each kind of development. how will they developp. now by converting what have they achieved?

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