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Meo Muslims attack Chandupura Dalits, get VHP support

After violence against Dalits at Husaipur village in Rajasthan the Meo Muslims too have now attacked Dalits of Chandupura where  too the violence erupted on a trivial issue.

The houses of Dalits from Jatav community were stoned for around two hours by Meo Muslims after a goat belonging to a Dalit family entered a Meo Muslim’s farm. Special Task Force has been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident. The situation in the area is tense but presently under control.

Of the many injured the condition of six Dalits remains serious. Dalits have alleged that stones were hurled at them in the presence of police and civil officers and they are concentrating more on compromise meetings instead of providing adequate relief measures.

In an unusual move the local unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad has extended support to the Meo Muslims. Jaipur based Centre for Dalit Rights (CDR) is planning to send a fact finding team to asses the situation in violence-hit Chandupura. In a memorandum submitted to NHRC, National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister the CDR has demanded their timely intervention.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2011 on page no. 18

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