The three-day 20th Dakshina Kannada conference of the Communist of Party of India (Marxists), which ended here on Tuesday, has passed a resolution urging the Government to ban “made snana” at Kukke Subrahmanya temple and other temples in the district.
It has passed another resolution urging the Government to ban “pankthi bedha” (discrimination in serving meal) in temples. A release from Sunil Kumar Bajal, secretary of the reception committee of the conference, said that the conference resolved that ‘pankthi bedha' and ‘made snana' promoted caste system.
It said the conference decided to intensify its agitation against these practices. The conference condemned attack on K.S. Shivaramu, president, Rajya Hindulida Vargagala Jagruta Vedike, at Kukke Subrahmanya recently. It urged the Government to take legal action against the attackers.
The conference passed another resolution urging the Government to suspend Assistant Commissioner of Police T.R. Jagannath and constable of Ullal Police Station Satish from service for allegedly assaulting Jeevanraj Kuthar, leader of the Students Federation of India, recently.
If not, the CPI (M) would intensify its agitation.
Meanwhile, addressing party workers at Nehru Maidan on Tuesday, treasurer of the conference Vasantha Achari said the conference resolved that the Government should distribute sites to the poor as cost of the land in the district had gone up. The Government should constitute Akrama-Sakrama committee and frame a sand mining policy for Dakshina Kannada.
More than 25 resolutions were passed at the conference, he said.