Sacrificed buffaloes buried

Mahendranagar, October 23:

Buffaloes sacrificed at different holy sites in Baitadi district during Vijaya Dashami were buried today after local Dalits refused to eat the meat.

Up to 20 buffaloes sacrificed at Dilasaini Devi temple on Mahashtami, eighth day of Dashain, were buried after the local Dalits did not come to take away the carcasses.

The Dalits in the region have been launching agitation demanding free entry to temples and boycott the clearing and consumption of animals sacrificed at the temples. Meanwhile, president of Dalits Awareness National Forum Nepal, Ganesh Luhar, issuing a press statement today proposed a roundtable conference at the local level for allowing Dalits’ entrance in the temple.