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Allahabad: Widespread violence after killing of Dalit student, bus torched; Opposition hits out at BJP govt

Brutally assaulted by four men at a restaurant on Friday night, Dilip Saroj died on Saturday after slipping into coma. The police have arrested the waiter of the restaurant. Two policemen have also been suspended.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Allahabad: Widespread violence after killing of Dalit student Bus torched by people in protest against death of an LLB student of Allahabad University. (Source: Twitter/@ANI_news)

The killing of a Dalit student of Allahabad University led to widespread violence in the city as students on Monday went on a rampage, setting fire to a bus. The angry students also laid siege to the house of District Magistrate Suhas LY, police said. Brutally assaulted by four men at a restaurant on Friday night, Dilip Saroj died on Saturday after slipping into coma. The police have arrested the waiter of the restaurant. Two policemen have also been suspended.

Angry varsity students aligned to the Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha (SYS) and the All India Students Association (AISA) took out a protest march on Monday and raised anti-government and anti-police slogans. Demanding immediate arrest of the culprits, the students also sought adequate compensation for the deceased student’s family.

Saroj was a LLB 2nd year student and hailed from Pratapgarh. A video of the killing has gone viral, leaving the police red-faced.

Attacking the BJP government for the killing of Saroj, BSP chief Mayawati alleged that it was the result of narrow and casteist politics of
hatred being pursued by the state’s ruling party. “The barbaric murder of a Dalit student in Allahabad is not an isolated case as such incidents are occurring on a regular basis. And no one else but the BJP’s narrow, casteist politics of hatred is responsible for it,” she said in a press release.

Mayawati said that such incidents had vitiated the atmosphere in the country and the youth were experiencing frustration because of dearth of jobs for the educated ones among the ‘sarv samaj’. There is also an increase in crime, she added.

The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council also witnessed noisy scenes over the death of Saroj. Leader of Opposition and SP member Ahmed Hasan alleged that though such incidents with Dalits were taking place across the country, the government had remained silent.

Seeking to corner the ruling BJP government on law and order in the state, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said that the killing of a Dalit student in Allabahad showed that state was in the “grip of criminal elements”. “No law and order is prevailing in the state. Murder of a Dalit student in Allahabad shows that the state is in the grip of criminal elements and the police is only killing innocents in encounters,” Yadav said.

Demanding a Rs 50 lakh compensation for the family of the Dalit law student killed in Allahabad, he claimed law and order had collapsed under the present regime.

(With PTI inputs)

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  1. gopal vaidya
    Feb 13, 2018 at 4:24 am
    Our legal system is the biggest impediment to progress. Now it is an impediment to national security as well. There are encroachments and illegal construction around every military base. When an attempt is made to remove them, the courts prevent it by granting a stay. Once a stay is granted, the encroaching party starts the delaying process. As a result, nothing can be done. This same problem is manifest whether you are trying to build a sewage plant to reduce pollution or to build any other public facility. Indeed, the same happens when you try to cute anybody for corruption. Most of the corrupt will die of old age rather than face punishment for their crimes.
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      Jesua
      Feb 13, 2018 at 1:26 am
      I am a man of faith, an intellectual, writer, theologian, secularist and poet. I can tell you that it is highly unlikely Jesus was conceived as the result of a youthful romance. Had Mary been prosecuted for an extramarital sesxual relationship and convicted of adultery, she, at age 12, would have received a barbaric sentence of execution by stoning. When Joseph learned Mary was pregnant because of rape, he mercifully assumed paternal responsibility for Jesus. Mary was not a “wild child” but a girl living in a rigid patriarchal world who was raped by her husband, a soldier, or some other predator. In the Biblical narrative, that predator was God. God the Father “overshadowed” the child bride Mary, impregnating her with his one and only son, the reported savior of the world. WOW! The men who wrote the Bible claimed Mary submitted obediently when she became the Mother of God. That does not mean she was not raped. She was raped because she could not possibly have consented.
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      1. Mohammad Dar
        Feb 13, 2018 at 1:49 am
        fabricated dysentery of hinduism, fabrication called Christianity, savior ism but hind crime of hinduism racism called Mithra ism savior ism in reality.
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      2. Pawan dube
        Feb 13, 2018 at 1:12 am
        Welcome to new good governance state...Mob led violence has become the norm under this feku governance...UP's tryst with destiny continues from one frying pan to another...
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          Jesua
          Feb 13, 2018 at 1:26 am
          I am a man of faith, an intellectual, writer, theologian, secularist and poet. I can tell you that it is highly unlikely Jesus was conceived as the result of a youthful romance. Had Mary been prosecuted for an extramarital sesxual relationship and convicted of adultery, she, at age 12, would have received a barbaric sentence of execution by stoning. When Joseph learned Mary was pregnant because of rape, he mercifully assumed paternal responsibility for Jesus. Mary was not a “wild child” but a girl living in a rigid patriarchal world who was raped by her husband, a soldier, or some other predator. In the Biblical narrative, that predator was God. God the Father “overshadowed” the child bride Mary, impregnating her with his one and only son, the reported savior of the world. WOW! The men who wrote the Bible claimed Mary submitted obediently when she became the Mother of God. That does not mean she was not raped. She was raped because she could not possibly have consented.
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          1. Mohammad Dar
            Feb 13, 2018 at 1:50 am
            fabricated dysentery of hinduism, fabrication called Christianity, savior ism but hind crime of hinduism racism called Mithra ism savior ism in reality.
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          guest
          Feb 13, 2018 at 1:09 am
          what caste has to do with drunken brawl. which caste does the victim or killer glorify by being drunken students visiting bar. yes the bollywood liberal caste.
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          1. Arun Kumar Gupta
            Feb 13, 2018 at 3:12 am
            Yes you are right .Same is true for Kasganj where some goons created ruckus and a youth was killed . No cast religion was involved in the incident
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            Jesua
            Feb 13, 2018 at 12:54 am
            I am a man of faith, an intellectual, writer, theologian, secularist and poet. I can tell you that it is highly unlikely Jesus was conceived as the result of a youthful romance. Had Mary been prosecuted for an extramarital sesxual relationship and convicted of adultery, she, at age 12, would have received a barbaric sentence of execution by stoning. When Joseph learned Mary was pregnant because of rape, he mercifully assumed paternal responsibility for Jesus. Mary was not a “wild child” but a girl living in a rigid patriarchal world who was raped by her husband, a soldier, or some other predator. In the Biblical narrative, that predator was God. God the Father “overshadowed” the child bride Mary, impregnating her with his one and only son, the reported savior of the world. WOW! The men who wrote the Bible claimed Mary submitted obediently when she became the Mother of God. That does not mean she was not raped. She was raped because she could not possibly have consented.
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            1. Mohammad Dar
              Feb 13, 2018 at 1:51 am
              fabricated dysentery of hinduism, fabrication called Christianity, savior ism but hind crime of hinduism racism called Mithra ism savior ism in reality.
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