Karnataka Poll Express: The Lingayat Debate
In 2017, the religious leaders of the Lingayat community submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seeking the state’s recommendation to the central government to recognise Lingayata ‘dharma’ as a separate faith, and not as a cluster of religions that come under Hindu dharma. Siddaramaiah’s government supported this claim and has recommended for the separate faith/religion tag to the central government.
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Vasanthi Hariprakash is an independent journalist, anchor and media strategist, former special correspondent at NDTV 24×7. She is the founder of Pickle Jar, a platform to curate programmes and conversations of social relevance.