Govt turning blind eye to exodus of Dalits from Mirchpur: Dalit body

Haryana Valmiki Yuva Mahasabha, an organisation representing Dalits, alleged Haryana government was turning a blind eye to the exodus of fear-stricken Dalits from Hisar district`s Mirchpur village.

Last Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 20:57 PM IST

Chandigarh: Haryana Valmiki Yuva Mahasabha,
an organisation representing Dalits, on Wednesday alleged Haryana
government was turning a blind eye to the exodus of
fear-stricken Dalits from Hisar district`s Mirchpur village.

"During the past nine days, most of the Dalit families
have shifted from there but the government has turned a blind
eye and they have not stepped in to stop this. The Dalits
have been forced to shift to other places in Hisar and
elsewhere because of sense of insecurity and persistent social
boycott and ostracisation," Mahasabha`s President Sanjeev
Gharoo said here.
He led a delegation of Dalits and submitted a memorandum
to Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia here to bring to his
notice the problems being faced by Dalits at Mirchpur where a
Dalit man and his daughter were burnt to death last year
allegedly by upper caste members.

Gharoo said they had brought to the Governor`s notice
the alleged discrimination being meted out to Dalits in
Mirchpur.
"Meeting their daily needs has become difficult for the
Dalits who are still left in Mirchpur because of the social
boycott at the hands of the dominant community. We cannot
tolerate this grave injustice being meted out to us, with the
government remaining a mute spectator," he alleged.

PTI