In this video, G.V. Sreerama Reddy, Central Committee member and Karnataka State Secretary of the CPI(M), speaks on the anti-caste struggles led by the CPI(M) in Karnataka.
He speaks about the agitations led by the Party against the inhuman, caste-based social practice of ‘Made Made Snana’ in various Subramanya temples in the state, and against the discriminatory practice of ‘Pankthi Bheda’ in the Sri Krishna Temple in Udupi.
Made Made Snana is the practice of ‘lower caste’ devotees rolling over plantain leaves containing food partaken by ‘upper caste’ persons.
Pankthi Bheda is the practice of maintaining separate lines for ‘upper castes’ and ‘lower castes’ while serving food.
The struggles initiated by the CPI(M) against these practices have led to important advances, including the banning of Made Made Snana in Chikkaballapur district.
Posted on YouTube on May 8, 2015.