Social boycott-11 persons arrested under the SC/ST Act

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Kurnool SP Gopinath Jatti visited Nakkaladinne village in Rudravaram mandal of the district late on Monday night and held discussions with the youth, elders, women and Dalits in the village following alleged social boycott of Dalits.

He said that everybody is equal before the law and those showing discrimination towards Dalits will be dealt with sternly. The police so far arrested 11 cultivators belonging to Kapu, Boya and Golla communities of the village under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act today. The SP told the village elders that denying supply of commodities and drinking water to the SC Colony did not heed their diktats was improper. A police picket was posted in the village and a case was registered on person who broke the water supply pipeline to the SC colony, he said.

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