Breaking the 400-year-old ban: Temple allows Dalits and women entry inside

17 January 2016, 03:30 PM

Breaking the 400-year-old ban on the Dalits and women, a Hindu temple is going to allow them inside the temple.

In the name of tradition or say the deprivation, women and Dalits have been barred from entering the famous Parsuram temple in the Jaunsar Bawar region of Garhwal for more than a hundred centuries.

Dalits and activists had been fighting a long battle to end this discrimination The temple management has now announced that everyone will be allowed inside the temple in future.

Dalits of this region, in the past few months had held several protests condemning the appalling practice. The Parsuram temple management has also decided to stop the practice of animal sacrifice here.

Dalits face discrimination at almost every entry level in the society due to the existing discriminatory thought process, that is deep-rooted into our society.

From education, medical facilities to jobs, everywhere they have been deprived of their rights as humans.

Since long, Dalits have been oppressed, subjugated and politically marginalised but this move by the temple authority shows the arrival of good times when everybody lives with dignity and equality in the country.

First Published: Sunday, January 17, 2016 15:25 [IST]
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