Ex MP Harsha Kumar Arrested; Garagaparru Social Boycott- AP
Following the agitations by Dalits and upper caste women in the Garagaparru village of Palakoderu mandal in West Godavari district on Saturday, tension prevailed in the area. Former MP Harsha Kumar, Andhra Pradesh Dalit Mahasabha president Katti Padma Rao, and other leaders after reaching the village interacted with Dalits and faulted the officials and took police to task after the Dalits complained about the social boycott. Harsha Kumar, who spent the night at Christianpeta was arrested by the Police in advance to avoid the violence that is likely to erupt. There are reports that as many as 800 families of Dalit community are facing a social boycott by upper-caste people in the village since sometimes back. Watch the video.