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Attacks on Dalits rise under Modi-Yogi: Left

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, June 5: Left parties on Monday blamed the “callous attitude” of the Yogi Adityath government in Uttar Pradesh for the caste violence in Saharanpur district and demanded compensation for the victims and action against the accused. Led by the CPI-M, Left parties held a demonstration here against the “brutal assault” on Dalits in Saharanpur and said attacks on Dalits and margilized sections were rising under the rendra Modi regime at the Centre and the Adityath dispensation in Uttar Pradesh.

“It has been over a month since the Saharanpur attacks but the Adityath government has not been able to get hold of the perpetrators,” Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Brinda Karat said. She blamed the callous attitude of the administration behind the violence.

Clashes between the Dalits and Rajputs erupted on May 5 in Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur after objections were raised over the playing of loud music in connection with the celebration of the birth anniversary of king Mahara Pratap.

Seven Left parties— CPI-M, CPI, Forward Bloc, RSP, SUCI, CPI (ML) Liberation and Communist Ghadar Party — asked the Adityath government to pay monetary compensation to the victims, ensure medical treatment for the injured and immediate crimil action against the accused. (IANS)

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