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Posted at: Feb 3, 2017, 12:41 AM; last updated: Feb 3, 2017, 12:41 AM (IST)

File monthly report on Dalits’ security in Mirchpur: Panel to Hisar admn

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  • Four Dalit youths were injured when a group of upper-caste youths attacked them on Monday night. In the police complaint, it was alleged that nine Dalit youths were beaten up as the accused were upset over the winning of a racing competition by a Dalit youth, Shiv Kumar.
File monthly report on Dalits’ security in Mirchpur: Panel to Hisar admn
Dalit families leave Mirchpur village. file photo

Deepender Deswal

Tribune News Service

Hisar, February 2

The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) has asked the district administration to file a monthly security report about Dalit families in Mirchpur village with it. NCSC member Ishwar Singh told The Tribune today that he would send a letter in this connection.

Dalit families had expressed concern about their safety to the commission member during his visit to the village yesterday.

It may be mentioned that on Monday, a violent clash took place in the village in which nine Dalit youths were assaulted by upper caste youths.

“The administration has deployed a company of the Haryana Police in the village apart from setting up a police post there. It is necessary to instil a sense of safety among the affected families after the withdrawal of the CRPF from the village two months ago,” Singh said.

The NCSC member added that he had also asked the administration to inquire whether the clash on Monday had a link with the incident occurred in April 2010 when several Dalit houses were torched by a mob comprising upper caste residents resulting in the death of two persons. “A three-member committee, led by the deputy commissioner, would conduct the inquiry. Since the victims belong to the same caste, which the victims who suffered losses of life and property during 2010 incident were, it is necessary to find out whether the latest incident had any link with it. The committee would submit a detailed report to the commission within 10 days,” he said. SP Rajender Kumar Meena, however, maintained that a company of 100 cops had been deployed in the village. “We also met the people from other communities and asked social representatives to ensure peace and safety of every person in the village”.

The SP said four persons had been arrested while the names of two of the 10 accused had been dropped after it was found that they were not involved in the incident. “The police investigation is on. The police will not harass any innocent person,” he said.

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