02, Aug 2015
HYDERABAD, August 2, 2015
The Collector and Superintendent of Police of Mahbubnagar on Saturday visited Pathapalli village in Pebbair mandal which was the scene of clashes between members of dominant Boya community and minority Madiga community a few days ago to bring rapproachment between the two groups. The district bosses and other officials had lunch with about a hundred villagers, including sarpanch Subhadramma, to sort the issue. It may be recalled that the incident was prominently highlighted by The Hindu .
The visit was aimed at instilling a sense of confidence among the approximately 45 families belonging to the Madiga community against the threat they perceived from over 400 families belonging to the Boya community. Collector T.K. Sreedevi ordered temple entry to those belonging to the Scheduled Castes, apart from promising them safe drinking water.