Thu, Jun 29, 2017, 07:49 PM
A funeral procession of a Dalit woman was stopped, allegedly by upper caste land owners, at Peddamandava village of Mudigonda mandal in Khammam district. The land owners refused to allow the procession to pass through their fields, to reach the cemetry that was on the bank of a lake. The furious Dalit villagers, staged a dharna in front of the local Tahsildar's office, demanding the right to bury their dead in a dignified manner. Suprisingly, Mudigonda constituency is a SC reserved constituency, with Congress leader Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka representing it.