• Petitioned Chief Minister of Karnataka

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Chief Minister of Karnataka

Ban #MadeSnana Ritual

    1. Ranganathan Manohar
    2. Petition by

      Ranganathan Manohar

      Bangalore, India

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March 2012

Victory

How we won

1. R. Manohar from South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring started a petition on Change.org asking the Chief Minister to ban the ritual.
2. More than 1300 people signed the petition adding voice to and strengthening the ongoing protests.
3. A series of offline protests and events were organised leading to media attention.
4. A copy of the petition was delivered to the CM’s office on 06th February, 2012
5. The Government could not ignore the issue any longer. On 29th March, 2012, the CM made a statement confirming the ban in the Legislative Council.

The Made Snana ritual involves people from lower castes rolling on the leftovers of food eaten by upper castes. This inhuman ritual is being practised in many temples across Karnataka, despite protests from various quarters

Many social activists, progressive thinkers, political heads and religious heads have demanded the ritual be banned. The Vice-Chancellor of Bangalore University, G. Rajashekar, Prof G K Govinda Rao have publicly condemned the ritual.

Activists protesting about this issue like K.S. Shivaramulu have been attacked and manhandled

We request the Chief Minister of Karnataka to immediately ban the ritual across the state

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • manoah john DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
      • over 2 years ago

      It is heart rending to see that public still believe in these age old sentiments. Religion is meant only to uphold the discipline of mankind for a principled living and not the other way around. Also, it's duty is to improve ingeniously, the welfare and happiness of all fellow citizens

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    • Jasmin Eppert LEIPZIG, GERMANY
      • over 2 years ago

      To support Indian friends

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    • Hamsila Rajan BANGALORE, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because any ritual that involves the dehumanising of another human being is not of God.

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    • Parul Singh Mehta BANGALORE, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      the practice is disrespectful, I am surprised that a progressive state like Karnataka dint ban it long time ago.

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    • Jacinta DSouza MANGALORE, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It is inhuman to roll on the leftovers of a meal

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