Friday, February 18, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalits start fleeing in Bharatpur village after violence

Dalits start fleeing in Bharatpur village after violence
TNN, Feb 18, 2011, 04.42am IST

JAIPUR: In a repeat of the Husheypur incident in Alwar district in
which members of Dalit community were forced to flee their village,
several Dalit families fled from their houses in Chandpur village of
Bharatpur district after a violent confrontation with members of a
minority community.

The Special Task Force (STF) was deployed in the village on Thursday
after the minority community members pelted stones at the houses of

The two communities have been on loggerheads over a land dispute for
some time in the village. On Wednesday, a goat strayed in the farm of
another community which triggered tension and violent confrontation
among the two communities. "At least a dozen members of two
communities were injured in the stone-pelting that took place during
wee hours on Thursday," a senior officer of district administration
told TOI on Thursday.

Many Dalit families have reportedly fled from the village over the
past two days. According to reports, the stone-pelting took place in
the presence of some police and civil officers.

"STF personnels have been deputed in the village. The situation is
still tense but under control," the officer said.

Asked if any further clashes were reported on Thursday, Madhusudan
Singh, inspector general of police, Bharatpur range, said: "Not much
happened. The situation is now improving and under control. As a
precautionary measure, we have deployed local police and STF in the

Chandpur village has a mixed population of Mev and Dalit community.

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