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Digvijay accuses UP govt of being insensitive to Dalits

Last Updated: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 22:13

Lucknow: Accusing Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh of being insensitive to Dalits, AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday said the state police is committing atrocities against the most backward community for not being with the ruling BSP.
Citing an instance, the Congress leader alleged some
families belonging to the Rajbhar community were evicted
recently from their houses in a village near Varanasi by some
BSP office-bearers in connivance with the local administration
and left shivering in the biting cold just because they were
not supporting the BSP.

The incident occurred at Shahpur village in Varanasi
district on January 3, he said in a statement here.

"When the ousted families staged a demonstration and
attempted to burn an effigy of the CM, police lathicharged
them and they were later arrested on the orders of the
divisional commissioner," the Congress leader alleged.

He alleged that the arrest was ordered when the
affected people were going to meet the commissioner to recount
their experience.
Digvijay alleged that president of an outfit called
Bhartiya Samaj Party Omprakash Rajbhar and eight others were
arrested on false charges and were lodged in jail.

"This incident indicates that the government is
insensitive towards most backward castes and is committing
atrocities against them, because they are not with the BSP,"
he alleged.


First Published: Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 22:13

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