Jagana��s Peace Making Role Receives Appreciation From People
Amaravati: No political leader loses the opportunity to whip up emotions and take advantage of a situation. It is rare that a political leader tries to broker peace between warring parties; but there are exceptions.
One such episode doing the rounds is the positive approach Opposition Leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy has taken on Friday to bring peace at Garagaparru village in West Godavari district between two warring parties.
It is alleged that Dalits faced an alleged social boycott for nearly two months and the issue has been simmering in this village of Andhra Pradesh. Generally, caste is a very sensitive issue and the problem gets aggravated when somebody tries to interfere in such matters.
But Jagan met both Dalits and other warring groups to bring peace and calm. The positive development in the whole issue is the attempt to solve the problem putting aside politics. Normally, it is the ruling party leaders who take up such a task.
Interacting with the locals in Garagaparru village, Jagan said that there will good and bad people in all cases. People should ignore the bad ones and get along with good people. It appears he has been successful in convincing both the parties, who finally said that there will no more be disputes between them. Incidentally, Jagan visited the village after Kapu leader Mudragada Padmanabham interacted with the locals.
The core issue is that when Dalits wanted to install the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar in the heart of the village, some upper caste men objected and then socially boycotted them. It is alleged that post this, Dalits could not secure any labour work, were not given any agricultural land on lease and were boycotted.
Three people have been arrested by the police in connection with the incident. A case has been registered against the accused under IPC and SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.