In yet another case of blatant discrimination against Dalits in India, on Wednesday, a 13-year-old girl was reportedly refused drinking water at a temple in Sambhal district in Uttar Pradesh.
Gunnaur (Sambhal,UP): 13 year old girl denied drinking water at a temple by priest on account of her being a Dalit pic.twitter.com/3hRACsauwy— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 10, 2016
According to The Indian Express, the girl was denied water by a priest because she was a Dalit.
According to reports, when the priest was confronted by the girl's father over his actions, he attacked the father with a trident. A case has been registered against the accused under the SC/ST Act.
Many cases of cruelty against Dalits have been registered in different parts of the country in the past few months. Two Dalit men were tied and beaten for skinning a dead cow in Andhra Pradesh this morning.
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