Thousands gather at Jantar-Mantar in protest against atrocities on Dalits

It is to be mentioned that on Thursday last, at least 180 Dalit families from three western Uttar Pradesh villages claim to have embraced Buddhism in protest against the atrocities on Dalits under the Yogi Adityanath government

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 22 May 2017 4:39 AM GMT

Thousands gather at Jantar-Mantar in protest against atrocities on Dalits
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1,000s gather at Jantar-Mantar in protest against atrocities on Dalits
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New Delhi: Thousands of people staged a massive protest at Jantar Mantar on Sunday last. The protest was called by an organisation known as the Bhim Army against the alleged atrocities on Dalits in Saharanpur.

Alleging that the Uttar Pradesh government was mistreating the Dalits the protestors demaded justice from Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

"We neither have demands nor expectation from the government.This government is against the Dalits. We need justice for us and our community," on of the protestors stated.

It could be recalled that a recent violence involving Dalits and Thakurs in Saharanpur had erupted during the birth anniversary celebrations of B. R. Ambedkar which led to many of the Dalits getting critically injured.

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The protestors also complained, "So many people are in the hospitals and not even a person has come there."

The police, however, had denied them permission to hold a protest at Jantar Mantar. The permission was denied by the Delhi police after the protestors told that they were expecting a gathering of over 50,000 people.

It is to be mentioned that on Thursday last, at least 180 Dalit families from three western Uttar Pradesh villages claim to have embraced Buddhism in protest against the atrocities on the community under the Yogi Adityanath government.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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