Satara: Two Dalit writers forced out of Maharashtra literary meet


Atleast Two Dalit writers were forced to attend literary meet as they commented on some people of Maratha community on Saturday during a event in Satara.

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The incident came to limelight when Pragya Pawar and Raosaheb Kasbe were at Satara  for the two-day event of `Vibha g ya Sahitya Sammelan'.

Pawar said, They left town the same night after several people visited the guest house where they were staying and requested that they ought to delicate a conciliatory sentiment for their comments and leave.

"We learnt that the horde was irate with what I and Kasbe had said in the discourse. I had addressed the subject of narrow mindedness and afterward alluded to how the Maratha people group, which was taking out `morchas' against the Kopardi assault (occurrence), has been quiet when comparative outrages are made against Dalit ladies," said Pawar, girl of Dalit author and scholar Daya Pawar. "I had scrutinized this twofold models."

As indicated by Pragya, Kasbe had talked about how areas of the Maratha and the Brahmin people group were against the crowning celebration of Maratha warrior Shivaji. "What kasbe said is an authentic reality and has been noted by numerous history specialists, because of this restriction Shivaji needed to get a savant from Kashi Gaga Bhatt to play out his crowning celebration," said Pragya.

Pawar said that while their addresses gave off an impression of being generally welcomed by the gathering of people, inconvenience emerged later at night when a swarm encompassed the inn in which they were sitting tight. "There were 100 to 150 individuals outside and 30 individuals had entered the inn, and subsequent to debilitating Kasbe, constrained him to give a conciliatory sentiment . The coordinators kept the swarm from coming upstairs where I was staying," said Pawar.

She said the two were then advised to take off.

As per Pawar, Shiv Sena lawmaker Sambhuraj Desai has documented a grumbling against the two with the neighborhood police, naming their discourses as "annoying' to national identities

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