Hassan: Little has modified for Dalits in Karnataka’s Hulikal village. With the local barbers refusing their offerings to this populace, the Dalits are compelled to journey a distance of at the least eight kilometers to Arkalgud or Konanur for a mere shave or haircut.

Hulikal is a small village of Hassan district and becomes represented by using the previous Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda for many years until he decided to permit his grandchild Prajval Revanna contest on the seat.

Being represented using the kingdom’s political elite has made a little distinction to the Dalit populace in the village.

A document by way of The Hindu quoted one Mr. Pratap, a Dalit kids residing in Hulikar’s Ambedkar Colony as saying “Dalits must travel to Arkalgud or Konanur to get a shave or a haircut, each places being approximately eight km from the village. We more youthful humans can move, however it’s miles difficult for the old.”

Even the barbers, who offer call-in offerings in the village, refuse to go to the homes of those Dalits.

The exercise is emblematic of the systemic discrimination that Dalits continue to face. Here, a phase of the villager’s opposing Dalits access into salons.

As a outcome, barbers inside the village have been unable to set up a salon.

Mallesh, a barber inside the village, informed The Hindu that he become not individually against imparting services to the Dalits. “I haven’t any location to set up a salon. Moreover, even though someone opens a salon, there may be no guarantee of enterprise as a section of villagers would oppose the entry of Dalits.”

The villagers’ keep in mind an incident from two decades ago, whilst a few higher caste villagers forced a barber to close shop after he presented services to Dalits. The villagers reportedly refused the barber enterprise if he continued to “entertain” Dalits.

A few years ago Dalits have been restricted from entering the Venkata Ramana temple inside the village. Dalits, but, fought for his or her rights and got the entry via regulation. During this period, they confronted excessive social boycott and humiliation.

Plans at the moment are within the phrases for a protest against Gram Panchayat to offer them salon. If the Gram Panchayat fails to provoke action, the Dalits may also even open a barber save right in front of Panchayat Development Officer’s chamber.

PDO V Naveen Kumar showed within the document that he has received an software from Dalits for a salon. He was said to were making efforts to find a appropriate place. “I have added the difficulty to the attention of senior officials. We are making efforts to remedy it,

Srinagar: A gunfight started on Wednesday morning between the safety forces and militants in the Trial forest vicinity of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Police resources said protection forces began a cordon and seek operation in Branpathri woodland vicinity of Trail tehsil of Pulwama district following statistics about the presence of a collection of militants there.

“Hiding militants opened hearth at the safety forces after the cordon around them became tightened. Intermittent firing exchanges are now taking place between the safety forces and the militants hiding inside the region,” police resources stated.