The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Mysuru MP Pratap Simha came in for criticism on Friday from after he ensured an event of Dalit assertion was called off because it celebrated Mahishasura, a demon king who was slayed by the goddess Chamundeshwari.(ANI Photo)

BJP MP faces Dalit ire in K’taka over cancellation of festival

Bengaluru | By Vikram Gopal
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2019 11:58 PM IST
Mahisha Dasara is an annual celebration of Mahishasura, who Dalit groups claim, has been misrepresented by Vedic myths as a demon, when in fact he was not.
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