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Panel constituted to probe Huliwana incident

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Taking serious note of the recent clash between Dalits and upper caste people at Huliwana village in the taluk, the Janapara Kriya Vedike has formed a fact-finding committee to probe the clash that disturbed peace and harmony in the village.

The committee consists of several progressive thinkers and writers. It would visit the village and examine the reasons for the clash, in which several families were hurt, Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (DSS) leader Guruprasad Keregodu and others told presspersons here on Monday.

Panel members

Writers K.S. Bhagwan and Bhumi Gowda, progressive thinker H.L. Keshavamurthy, Yogesh Master (author of the controversial Kannada novel ‘Dhundi’) and others will be in the panel, he said.

“We will submit the panel’s report to the Deputy Commissioner of Mandya for suitable action,” he said.

The village was tense following the clash, which broke out on Thursday night following an inter-caste marriage by two consenting adults. Some Dalits and policemen were injured in the clash.

Mandya District Exploited Classes Forum leader Puttankaiah, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Krishnamurthy, Santoshkumar, Santosh, Krishna, Lakshman, and Kumari were present.

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