Chitradurga: Union Minister Shobha Karandlaje on Sunday November 6 said that Social Reformer Basavanna treated people of every caste system equally. By rejecting Vedic systems, he not only brought together diverse castes but also treated women as equals, she added.
Karandlaje was speaking at the National Drama Festival in Sanehalli here. “Invoking Basavanna and Narayana Guru she claimed that Karnataka had given the idea of equality to the entire world. Sanehalli Matha is aiming to spread Basavanna’s philosophy through drama, art, and literature, she opined.
State Housing Minister V. Somanna said politics is dynamic like still water and life only has value when there is “purity and samskaara.”
Social Reformer Basavanna had to leave his home for the benefit of women and women’s equality. To end exploitation, he developed a “Lingayat religion” and prioritised the development of a classless society, said Water Resources Minister Govind Karjol. He went on to say that it is unfortunate that, even after 900 years, we have not been able to create the ideal caste- and class-free society.
Even though the Constitution calls for girls to have equal rights, neither the Government nor the legal system have implemented equality, said Former Supreme Court justice Justice Gopala Gowda.