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[ZESTCaste] Meo Muslims attack Chandupura Dalits, get VHP support

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Meo Muslims attack Chandupura Dalits, get VHP support

The Milli Gazette
Published Online: Apr 08, 2011

Print Issue: 16-31 March 2011

After violence against Dalits at Husaipur village in Rajasthan the Meo
Muslims too have now attacked Dalits of Chandupura where too the
violence erupted on a trivial issue.

The houses of Dalits from Jatav community were stoned for around two
hours by Meo Muslims after a goat belonging to a Dalit family entered
a Meo Muslim's farm. Special Task Force has been deployed in the area
to prevent any untoward incident. The situation in the area is tense
but presently under control.

Of the many injured the condition of six Dalits remains serious.
Dalits have alleged that stones were hurled at them in the presence of
police and civil officers and they are concentrating more on
compromise meetings instead of providing adequate relief measures.

In an unusual move the local unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad has
extended support to the Meo Muslims. Jaipur based Centre for Dalit
Rights (CDR) is planning to send a fact finding team to asses the
situation in violence-hit Chandupura. In a memorandum submitted to
NHRC, National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Union Social
Justice and Empowerment Minister the CDR has demanded their timely


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