The police have registered a case against the co-passengers under the SC/ST Act.

Dalit man allegedly made to get off Tirupati bound bus after co-passengers protestImage: Tirupati City (Wikimedia Commons/gsnewid)
news News Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 09:13

In an alleged case of caste discrimination in Andhra, a Dalit belonging to the SC community was told to get off a bus after three co-passengers objected.

The bus was on its way to Tirupati from Telangana.

The New Indian Express reported:

According to police, tour operator Venu had organised a one-week tour to Tirupati and nearby pilgrim places from Venkatraopet village in Toguta mandal. On Wednesday, Venu picked up several passengers from nearby villages and reached Venkatraopet. At the village, three people who booked tickets for the tour along with their families allegedly objected to a Dalit, Balaiah, travelling in the same bus.

The three people also allegedly threatened to cancel their tickets if Balaiah was allowed on the bus.

However, Venu later filed a complaint, following which the police registered cases under the SC/ST Act against the three people.

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