Vinaya Samarasya Yojana

Vinaya Samarasya Yojana, an awareness programme has been announced by the government of Karnataka. This programme was announced with the aim of eradicating untouchability in Gram Panchayats located across the state.

Overview:

  • After a three-year-old Dalit boy named Vinay, this scheme has been named.
  • Vinay’s family were residents of Koppal District’s Miyapur village. They were fined Rs 25,000 by the leaders of the village in September 2021 for the “offence” caused by the boy for straying into a local temple.
  • Along with the fine, the village leaders also imposed a social boycott on the victim’s Dalit family. As a result, the family was forced to flee the area in November, abandoning their agricultural land and house.
  • After the incident was brought to light, the Koppal district’s social welfare department filed a report with the local police who then intervened and arrested several accused but they were soon out on bail. After this, the villagers intensified their wrath against the family of three due to which they were forced to leave their land and home.

When will the programme be launched?

The Vinaya Samarasya Yojana will be launched on 14th April on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

The conviction rate in cases of atrocities against STs and SCs in Karnataka

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