Friday, April 16, 2010

[ZESTCaste] ‘Dismiss Narendra Modi over Dalit atrocities’

'Dismiss Narendra Modi over Dalit atrocities'

Agencies Posted online: Friday , Apr 16, 2010 at 1618 hrs

Ahmedabad : Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) today demanded dismissal of the
Narendra Modi Government for failing to protect Dalits in Gujarat,
where some Scheduled Caste members were "thrown out of their own
"When we got the reports that 145 Dalit families were treated as
outcast and thrown out of their own village in Gujarat, we could not
believe that such kind of incident was possible in Mahatma Gandhi's
land," LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan said while talking to
mediapersons here.

"But when we went to Vanthal village in Viramgam taluka of Ahmedabad,
we were surprised. There were locks on all Dalit homes," he said.

"We will be to meeting the President on this issue and also request
the Union Government to interfere in the matter."

"The Modi Government had been anti-minority, and now it has also
started opposing the Dalits," the former Union Minister alleged.

Looking at the non-response of the BJP Government towards
discrimination against Dalits in the state, the Centre should take
appropriate action and dismiss it, Paswan said.

The prominent Dalit leader said he met Gujarat Governor Kamla, who was
also surprised to hear about the incident.


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