Friday, January 21, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Punia assures victim mother-daughter duo of help

Punia assures victim mother-daughter duo of help
TNN, Jan 20, 2011, 10.02pm IST

KANPUR: Chairman of the National Commission for Schedule Caste and
Schedule Tribe PL Punia on Thursday met the mother and daughter duo
who were allegedly fabricated in a theft case by the Fazalganj police
when their employer Shalini Gujral, the owner of a beauty-parlour,
failed to force them into flesh trade.

Punia claimed UP had been witnessing atrocities against the SC/ST and
weaker section, and said the Mayawati government had not been able to
take appropriate action. Referring to Banda's Sheelu and Kanpur's
Divya cases, he said cases of atrocities against dalits and weaker
section had escalated in the state. "Atrocities against dalits and
weaker section under the chief ministership of Mayawati, (who is) a
dalit herself, has increased," Punia said while talking to media on

Merely suspending a police official was not good enough, he said. The
government should lodge an FIR and terminate the service of the police
official who had "implicated" them in the false case, he claimed. He
said the Commission had taken a serious note of the incident and would
deal with it strictly.

Punia visited Dwarikapuri house of the victims and met their family.
He assured them of all possible support from the Commission in their
resolve for justice.

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