Sunday, May 2, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Slain Dalit's family refuses govt job, aid

Slain Dalit's family refuses govt job, aid

TNN, May 2, 2010, 03.15am IST
HISAR: After UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's terse snub, Haryana chief
minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda faced another embarrassment when the
family of a Dalit, burnt to death along with his physically challenged
daughter in caste violence in Hisar's Mirchpur village last week,
refused to accept a government job and ex gratia relief. Valmiki
community members also refused to return to the village.

Tara Chand's son, Pradeep, said the family refused compensation in
protest against the government't failure to protect the community.
"We've informed Rahul Gandhi and will ask the UPA chief to dismiss the
government for its failure," he said. Family members also alleged that
officials were forcing the victims's elder son to accept the job.

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