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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Inhuman Ritual

Watch the video of this denigrating practice and call on the Karnataka Chief Minister to end this social evil.
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Imagine telling someone to roll in the leftovers of your meal to cure their diseases. Pretty senseless right?

Well, that’s exactly what is practised in many temples across Karnataka. Made Snana is a ritual where lower caste people are supposed to ‘bathe’ in the leftovers of a meal eaten by upper castes. This is a serious undermining of human dignity and a practice of caste-based discrimination.

Manohar R, from South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring (SICHREM), Bangalore started a petition on Change.org telling the Chief Minister of Karnataka to stop this inhuman practice.
Join Manohar in petitioning the Chief Minister of Karnataka to ban the Made Snana ritual:
Even 25 religious heads have condemned this practice and demanded a ban on the ritual.

“This evil is not less than Sati tradition and child marriage and the government must act tough”  said Panditaradhya Shivacharya, one of the Swamis who spoke out against Made Snana.

The government has banned similar rituals and social evils in the past thanks to public pressure. By joining together and showing our support for human rights we can get rid of this discriminatory practice.

Local activists have protested against Made Snana but their efforts have been quashed. Some have even been beaten for speaking out -- they need out support.

The media has also started covering the issue and there is growing awareness of this superstitious ritual. Let’s add to the momentum and bring about a change.

Sign and share Manohar’s petition to ban the inhuman Made Snana ritual in Karnataka: http://www.change.org/petitions/chief-minister-of-karnataka-ban-made-snana-ritual

Thanks for taking action,
Surendran, Tamseel, Avijit and the Change.org team


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