About 250 persons belonging to Pardhi tribe were attacked by Umred police of nagpur district on 1st February 2011. They alleged that a pardhi named Pannalal Rajput is mafia because he had in his possesion about 100 litres of kerosin. Pannalal and some Pardhis have got land alltted by the Maharashtra government. They are cultivating this land since ab out 40 years but got pattas now. He had purchased a tractor recently and fotr that he was at times using this kerosin.Police and media, initially, called Pannalal a mafia for this stock of kerosin which he was bringing it for distribution from the rationing shop. In govt. record Pardhis are called the criminal Tribe and they are implicated in numerous crimes. Again in the night of 1st February Police raided the Basti and looted their belongings and money as the terror stricken Pardhis fled the Basti. Poice have charged them with numerous cases including IPC 307 (attempt to murder). Pannalal and some pardhis are followers of Fule Shahu and Ambedkar. They organised Shibirs in the basti many a times.
many bahujan dalit actvists are taking side of Pardhis. They need help from considerate people.
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