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Saharanpur caste violence: Thakur victim’s family gets compensation

Over 20 Dalit houses were burnt in the violence that left 15 people injured

New Delhi | Published: May 14, 2017 4:34 am
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Authorities on Saturday gave Rs 15 lakh compensation to the family of a Thakur man killed in caste violence at Shabbirpur in Saharanpur on May 5. Sumit Kumar, a resident of Rasoolpur Tonk village, had gone to meet his aunt in Shabbirpur when he was killed. A cheque was handed over to Kumar’s father, Brahmpal, in presence of Deoband MLA Brijesh Singh and parliamentarian Raghav Lakhan Pal.

Over 20 Dalit houses were burnt in the violence that left 15 people injured. They are undergoing treatment at Saharanpur hospital. There has been no announcement yet of compensation for Dalit victims of the violence. Singh said that Dalits too will get compensation. “We have given compensation of Rs 15 lakh to the deceased’s family. The process of compensating the Dalit families is on. Also, a sum of Rs 1 lakh for the injured has been assured,” Singh said. ENS

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    Manga RAM
    May 14, 2017 at 6:47 am
    Upper castes of Hindus are envious of progress made by lower castes of Hindus, expect them to continue to behave slave like of their forefathers, indulge in violence to keep them subjugated. SC/ST/OBC youth are working hard to get education and learn skills to join professional services/ business to come up in the society; unworthy semi-literate unemplo youths of upper castes left with marginal land holdings attack them out of jealousy thinking that lower castes doing menial jobs in the past are eating in to jobs enjo only by their forefathers in the past. Such incidences are likely to increase in future due to ertion of cons utional rights of living with equality and dignity by upcoming of SC/ST/OBC youths on positions of power due to hard work education and affirmative actions by the Govt to bring them in mainstream of the society. Let govt encourage upper castes youths with marginal land holdings to get education/ learn skills to join business/ services.