Wednesday, October 20, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Probe panel visits Mirchpur village

Probe panel visits Mirchpur village

Hisar, Oct 19 (PTI) The one-man inquiry commission, probing the
Mirchpur caste violence in which an aged Dalit and his disabled
daughter were burnt alive and several houses were torched, today
visited the village in Haryana''s Hisar district and met its
Justice Iqbal Singh, a retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High
Court, met the villagers to gather information about the violence
which erupted in April this year.
He also listened to grievances of the people from both sides.
Justice Singh saw houses of the Dalits which were set ablaze allegedly
by the upper castes. Some villagers handed over an affidavit to the
The commission, set up the Haryana government on June 18 this year to
probe the Mirchpur incident, will submit its report within three
It will probe the circumstances leading to the death of Tara Chand, an
aged Dalit, and his disabled daughter Suman, both residents of village
Mirchpur, on April 21.
Several persons were also injured in subsequent rioting and arson in
the village.
Registrar cum Secretary to the Commission, S P Arora, and district
officials accompanied the commission which spent some two-hour in the

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