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 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.
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 alleged caste wall remained there despite the protests by different Dalit organisations.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered against those involved in the demolition.