Friday, December 16, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Haryana to give free ration to Mirchpur Dalits

Haryana to give free ration to Mirchpur Dalits
Agencies Posted online: Fri Dec 16 2011, 13:15 hrs
New Delhi : The Haryana government today assured the Supreme Court
that it would supply foodgrain free of cost for the next four months
to over 100 families affected by the April 2010 caste-driven violence
in Mirchpur village of Hisar district.

Counsel for Haryana told a bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J
Mukhhopadhaya that the government would also provide free blankets to
each family to sustain themselves during winter at a special camp set
up by the government as per an earlier direction of the apex court.

The apex court had yesterday sought a response from the Haryana
government on giving a rehabilitation package to 125 Dalits who were
forced to leave the village after killings of a 70-year-old Dalit man
and his physically-challenged daughter in April 2010 in the casteist

The court was hearing a PIL seeking monetary assistance for the Dalits
who fled Mirchpur village after having been attacked by dominant Jat
community there.

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