Karnataka May Soon Launch Govt-Run Barber Shops for Dalits as Incidents of Discrimination Rise


    Karnataka May Quickly Release Govt-Run Barber Shops for Dalits as Incidents of Discrimination Increase

    The state social well-being department had actually proposed to begin government-run barber shops in villages where Dalits are avoided from utilizing typical salon. The government did not consider the proposition then, but now it is raising concern to take a call. This suggestion by the department comes amid 2 more incidents of caste discrimination in the state.

    The department advised this initiative to eliminate caste biases across the state. In the current past, many such cases have actually appeared where Dalits and OBCs are rejected services at barber shops and sometimes upper caste members boycott the beauty parlor if the barber comes from the Dalit community. To put an end to all the distinction, the department pitched the strategy.

    After the conference, two more cases of caste discrimination came to light. However, it has yet not triggered the government to take immediate decision on social well-being department’s recommendation.

    MLA N Mahesh, who was part of the conference, validated that the problem belonged to the program. “The issue is mostly in the north and central Karnataka districts. The federal government ought to tackle the problem,” he said.

    The proposition states, “As barbers deny services to Dalits in several villages, atrocity cases are being submitted. For this reason, it is suitable to open barbershops, run by the regional body, in all gram panchayat limitations. The Social Welfare Department can sanction the needed funds.”

    A senior official from Social Well-being Department, who didn’t want to be called, said that now their proposal is most likely to be gone over with the leading brass. “Like Kerala, even we need to begin government-run beauty parlors, so that these kind of events can be stopped. We are hoping that the government will now check out the proposition and do the needful,” the officer said.

    ‘ Barbaric’ Incidents:

    On Wednesday, a barber in Bagalkot blatantly refused to supply services to Dalits, following which the community upset and greater authorities had to pitch in to splash the fire. On the extremely following day, another event of discrimination appeared where a hair-dresser from Mysuru district had actually been facing backlash from members of the upper-caste neighborhood for giving individuals from SC, ST and OBC communities a haircut.

    Mallikarjun Shetty, the barber, was socially boycotted and the leaders of upper caste likewise troubled him a penalty of Rs 50,000 for offering service to Dalits at the exact same cost as other neighborhoods.

    Shetty had called the police after the leaders “threatened” him and in vengeance, they kidnapped his kid, required him to consume alcohol, beat him, removed him naked and shot a video. They also extracted Rs 5,000 from him.

    According to the sources, the suggestion was placed during the conference however was not taken up for conversation. Nevertheless, primary minister BS Yediyurappa directed authorities to increase the conviction rate in cases of atrocities versus set up caste and scheduled tribes.

    The inhumane practice is still widespread in backwoods of the state where city areas are much better relatively. In October 2019, district higher authorities needed to step in to scattered tension in between Dalits and other communities, stirred after barbers declined to serve Dalits in Koppal districts. There are lots of such cases being reported typically.


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