Mangaluru, Oct 22, 2016 : Dalit leader Raghuveer Suterpete has come down heavily on Yuva Brigade leader Chakravarthy Sulibele and has accused the latter of insulting Dalits.
Speaking to reporters here, Raghuveer said Dalits are being harassed following the recent Udupi Chalo Jatha.
On the comments of Sulibele that Udupi roads should be cleansed through ’Kanaka Nade,’ he said if the ’Kanaka Nade’ is organised on October 23, then Dalits will hold Swabhimana Nade, the same day. He also criticised the Kanaka Nade Programme and said it was an anti-Dalit programme.
Another Dalit leader Ashok Konchady who also spoke said the opinion expressed by Dalit leader Jignesh Mewani during the Udupi Chalo were his personal views. He also stated that a complaint has been lodged against Sri Rama Sene leader Pramod Mutalik for threatening Dalits.
All College Students Association President Dinaker Shetty who was also present, said being a youth leader Chakravarthi Sulibele ought not divide the society through his statements. The only demand of Dalits has been to stop the Pankthi Bheda practice in Udupi Mutt, he said.
Suresh Bhat Bakrabail, Gulabi Bilimale, Ramesh Kotian and others were present .