BSP condemns atrocities on dalits in Haryana
TNN | Apr 21, 2011, 12.50am IST
LUCKNOW: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), on Wednesday, described the
alleged atrocities on dalits in Batour village of Panchkula, Haryana,
by the upper caste people as shameful.
A BSP spokesperson said the dalits were demanding that the panchayat
should spend the revenue on development of village. They had raised
their voice against corruption by panchayat members. The panchayat had
earned Rs 15 lakh from 400 acre land, he said.
The spokesperson further said that though an FIR was lodged in the
case but no action has been taken.
On the other hand, the dalits who raised voice against the corruption
were forced to leave the village following atrocities by upper caste
men. This is not the first time that dalits have been harassed in
Haryana, he said.
A few days back, some upper caste men had tried to kill two dalit
women in Hisar after failing to rape them, he added. There are many
such incidents but the Congress government in Haryana is keeping quiet
over the issue, he claimed.
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