Members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a dharna outside the Deputy Commissioner’s office on Monday, demanding a ban on the practice of ‘pankti bheda’ in Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi. Led by CPI(M) district committee secretary Gandhinagar Narayanaswamy and State committee member G. Arjunan, the activists raised slogans against the inhuman practice at the Udupi temple.

— Staff Correspondent

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