Not allowed entry to restaurant over his caste, youth’s movement gained Dalits temple access


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Santosh D D, a 34-year-old drama teacher in Dindagur, initiated the temple access movement after he refused to accept the village's subtle and not-so-hidden forms of prejudice.
Santosh went to a restaurant near one of the two Hoysala-era temples described earlier in November 2020. Santosh was refused coffee by the hotel owner. When pressed for an explanation, he stated that "nimmavaru" (people like you) had never served there and would never serve there.


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