A few days ago, people from the Dalit community of Huvinahalli had complained to the district administration that they were being prevented from entering the temple. Based on their compla int, police conducted peace committee meetings with people from both the communities, but it did not yield any results with Dalits being denied entry.
On Saturday, police intensified security in the village and made arrangements for them to enter. Yadgir superintendent of police CB Vedamurthy told STOI: “Based on requests and complaints from Dalits of Huvinahalli near Amaliha l, we tried our best to convince upper-caste people by holding peace meetings in the village. But some of them continued to oppose the entry of Dalits, meetings notwithstanding. ”
Officials from the departments of social welfare and revenue were present.