Pune News: Uruli Kanchan Villagers Protest Politicization Of Dasakriya Rituals With Banner

Pune News: Uruli Kanchan Villagers Protest Politicization Of Dasakriya Rituals With Banner

Pune News: Uruli Kanchan Villagers Protest Politicization Of Dasakriya Rituals With Banner

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Renuka Suryavanshi 

Uruli Kanchan (now Haveli) villagers have grown weary of the political speeches delivered during the Dasakriya (10th-day death ritual) ceremonies. To address this frustration, they have erected banners at three locations within the cemetery, demanding an end to the speeches.

During Dasakriya ceremonies, a significant number of political leaders gather, often using the platform to criticize one another. This practice has become a source of annoyance for the villagers, the deceased’s family, and other attendees who are there to pay their respects. The banners call for an immediate halt to these political addresses, reflecting the community’s growing discontent.

A strong sentiment of displeasure is evident among the citizens, with many questioning whether the ritual has lost its sanctity due to the political grandstanding. Instead of offering solace to the grieving family, politicians are seen exploiting the occasion for their own agendas, leading to general disinterest and conversations among the attendees.

The villagers suggest that having one or two political representatives speak in a limited capacity would be more appropriate. However, it is not uncommon for ten to twelve politicians to deliver speeches, making the event tedious for those present. This overabundance of rhetoric has led to the frustration of the deceased’s family and the villagers.

The District Planning Committee member expressed his gratitude to those who put up the banners, emphasizing that the speeches during Dasakriya rituals should have been curtailed long ago. He pointed out that many of the leaders who speak at these events rarely engage with the community or offer assistance when needed, making their speeches seem insincere and unwelcome.

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