In Karnataka’s Haveri district, new study finds shocking caste discrimination against Madiga Dalits

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Scroll.in reports:
In March 2017, when members of the Madiga community of Haranagiri village in Karnataka demanded that they be allowed to enter barber shops and pay to get a haircut, the owners of all the three barber shops in the village shut down their outlets. The barbers now visit the homes of people belonging to other communities to serve them. They refuse to serve the Madigas. "We travel nearly 19 km to Ranebennur city to cut our hair," said H Lakshmappa, 44, one of the 515 Madigas living in the village.
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