Conduct fair probe into the attacks against Dalits: Solidarity
Submitted by admin4 on 29 October 2009 - 6:11pm.
By TwoCircles.net Staff Correspondent,
Kochi: A fair and complete probe should be carried out on the attacks
on Dalits in Varkkala in Thiruvananthapuram, demanded Solidarity Youth
Movement. All groups of people should come forward to fight against
the plot to eliminate a people charging them with terrorism, urged KA
Shafeek, state vice-president of the youth organisation.
The Solidarity accused that a Dalit-hunt was going on in Varkkala. The
police and goons are making life difficult in the colonies. The police
have given the goons permission to enter any house and conduct search.
The attack that took place last day was carried out in retaliation
against the peaceful march of the people opposing the police-goon
nexus. Media should not believe what the police say in order to hide
these facts. The media should be ready to reveal true facts, Shafeek
said. He added that the Varkkala incidents should be investigated by
any agency that can conduct a fair probe.
The leaders of the organisation visited the people admitted to
hospitals after being injured in the attacks of last day.
In another development, some women admitted to the hospital after
having been injured in last day's attacks were forcefully discharged
by a group of people. The men are reportedly activists of the Shiv
Sena. However, the doctors did not let Leela, who was in the Intensive
Care Unit, to be discharged. Vava (17), Sasikala (42) and Thulasi
(40), all residents of Thoduve Colony, had to be discharged.
Goons had reportedly opened attack on the women in the colony on
Tuesday night. About 10 were injured in the brutal attacks.
Problems arose following the murder of Siva Prasad, a trader in
Varkkala. The police questioned the people of Dalit colonies as part
of investigation and it reportedly led to a massive hunt of Dalits by
the police and goons. The natives of the Dalit colonies like Varkkala
Thoduve, Vadasserikonam Ambedkar Colony, Muthana Colony, Vilappuram
Colony, Cheerunkuzhi Colony, Venkod Colony etc were reportedly
harassed and tortured by the police as well as the goons.
The Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes Coordination Committee has
decided to send a petition to the Prime Minster on the mater. The
state leaders of the organisation will reportedly hand over the
petition to the Prime Minster in New Delhi. The Solidarity had sent a
fact-finding committee to the affected colonies where majority of the
residents are Scheduled castes and Scheduled tribes. Human rights
organisations in the state have condemned the denial of basic rights
to the Dalits in Varkkala, but the mainstream media and political
parties do not reportedly seem much interested in the matter.
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