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Mayawati seeks ban on SC people rolling on used food plates

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Saturday demanded an immediate ban on an alleged practice in Karnataka in which scheduled caste people roll on used food plates made of leaves to cure skin diseases, terming the custom as inhuman and insulting.

lucknow Updated: Dec 11, 2010 21:18 IST

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Saturday demanded an immediate ban on an alleged practice in Karnataka in which scheduled caste people roll on used food plates made of leaves to cure skin diseases, terming the custom as inhuman and insulting.

Continuing with this tradition for the treatment of skin diseases is inhuman, humiliating and derogatory, Mayawati said in a statement in Lucknow and demanded that a ban be imposed on the 'scurrilous' tradition forthwith.

Mayawati issued the statement in reaction to a private TV news channel showing people belonging to the SCs rolling on used food plates made of leaves outside a temple in Karnataka.

Noting that the custom went against the right to equality enshrined in the Constitution, she said that casteist elements were playing with the dignity of Scheduled Caste people.

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