Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Puttur: Popular Front of India, Dalith Sangharsh Samithi and Social Democratic Party of India jointly staged a protest rally and rastha rokho condemning removal of name Ambedkar from “Ambedkar Bhavan”.
Protesters took a rally from Darbe Circle to K.S.R.T.C bus stand where they staged Dharna at the bus stand.
Speaking on the occasion Dalith leader M.Kusappa said that we are not arguing that you have to give Ambedkar Bhavan for us. Our demand is rename the Bhavan as Ambedkar Bhavan and give its key to the gram panchayath, so that anyone can hold programs there.
Siddiq, district president, Popular Front of India, Puttur said that his organization would support the protest until the demand is fulfilled.
SDPI Puttur Constituency president Abdul Hameed Salmara, district Dalith Sangharsh Samithi leader Sheshayya spoke on the occasion.
Dalith Sangharsha Samithi state committee member Vishvanath Alekkadi, Dalith Sangharsha Samithi Taluk president Raju Goliyadka, Dalith Sangharsha Samithi Convener Babu N Savanur, Guruvappa Kallugudde, Monappa Hirebandadi, N.Podiya were present at the protest.