Unable to pay Rs 200 each for Durga Puja, 14 Gond families face social boycott for two weeks

Unable to pay Rs 200 each for Durga Puja, 14 Gond families face social boycott for two weeks

FOURTEEN FAMILIES of the Dravidian tribe living in a very village in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat district had to face social boycott for over fortnight as they might not afford to contribute Rs two hundred every towards celebration of Hindu deity Puja within the village.

These families, WHO were badly hit by the Covid-19 imprisonment, had volunteered to pay Rs a hundred every instead however it had been not thought-about.

Deprived of all facilities like shopping for ration and denied work, the families finally approached the district administration, that resolved the problem in the week.

On Gregorian calendar month fourteen, native puja organisers Sarwajanik Hindu deity Puja Sanstha control a gathering in Lamta village of Balaghat wherever it had been determined {that all|that every one|that every one} a hundred and seventy families within the village can contribute Rs two hundred each towards the celebration. however as several as forty Dravidian families, several of WHO worked as migrant labourers and walked for days to succeed in home once the imprisonment, expressed inability to pay the money.

Under social pressure, twenty six of the families finally relented. The remaining fourteen families offered to pay Rs a hundred however it had been refused.

After the Hindu deity Puja, another meeting was persevered Nov three, once representatives of the village nemine contradicente issued a diktat for ‘paani-tanga’ – no denizen was allowed to talk to or visit the fourteen families. They weren’t allowed to get ration and even the village doctor – a non-public practician – was warned against treating them.

According to Dhan Singh Parte, a member of 1 of the affected families, none of the employees at the Lakdi depot, wherever his father worked as a manual laborer, were allowed to figure with him. “No one would likened to my father at the depot. The wood logs square measure serious and other people typically add teams and carry them however my father was asked to figure alone in a very corner, if at all,” same Parte.

For 39-year-old Hindu deity Wadkhade, WHO works as a manual laborer once her husband fell sick to argue her family of seven, paying Rs two hundred was next to not possible. “I was in Allahabad searching for work once my sick husband and girl back home were boycotted. I had walked six days to come back from Nashik once the imprisonment. we tend to had no cash for days and starved till we tend to got five metric weight unit ration,” she said.

She same they offered Rs a hundred, that was refused. “Even last year, my family was boycotted and that i had to come back to figure within the town and send Rs five hundred to my family to pay to the Sanghatan to urge the boycott raised.”

As the boycott continued from Nov three to Nov seventeen, the families headed by Radhelal Madsole, zilla president of Dravidian Samajh Mahasabha, submitted a note to the police inspector at Lamta police office. because the villagers remained resolute once 2 rounds of conferences, the families approached the Balaghat Collector along side the Superintendent of Police and therefore the Sub-Divisional adjudicator.

Collector Deepak Arya told The Indian specific, “These families approached USA and that we control a gathering with the villagers. they need been warned that if this continues, action are taken against them. The matter has been resolved and scenario has normalised.”


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