Dalits demolish ‘caste wall’ built near a temple in Kerala 

April 15, 2017, 11:11 am
Dalits demolish ‘caste wall’ built near a temple in Kerala 
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Dalits demolish ‘caste wall’ built near a temple in Kerala 

Dalits demolish ‘caste wall’ built near a temple in Kerala 

An organisation protesting for the land rights of Dalit in Kerala demolished a ‘caste wall’ built by the Nair Service Society (NSS) union, occupying government land, for allegedly keeping the temple and its premises from getting impured by 'untouchables'.

Dalit Bhoo Avakasa Samara Munnani ( Dalit land rights movement ) demolished the wall built near Bhajanamadam Devi Temple Kolenchery, in Ernakulam district of Kerala, on Friday.

The wall built by  NSS 
The wall built by  NSS 

The protesters claimed that they decided to demolish the wall as it obstructed the path through which the Dalits used to travel.

The wall was built in the wasteland under revenue department of Kerala government.

After demolition
After demolition

Protesters allege that the temple authorities, with the support of NSS, built the wall occupying government land last year, following a tussle with Dalits living in community settlement in the region.

This blocked Dalit's path to their houses.

The government land allegedly occupied by NSS 
The government land allegedly occupied by NSS 

The alleged caste wall remained there despite the protests by different Dalit organisations.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered against those involved in the demolition.