Songs emphasise that Ambedkar’s dreams were fulfilled by the party.
The attack was over a long-pending dispute over the right of Dalits to take out a temple car procession on the main road of the village dominated by caste Hindu families.
The episode enraged the family of the muscle-man to such an extent that they severely beat the girl and threatened to kill her if she was spotted again at the hand pump.
Three persons from Jamtali village were referred to Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital in Allahabad, police said, adding the condition of all the injured was stable.
The procession was heavily stoned when it reached the panchayat chowk and more than half a dozen people sustained injuries.
Congress said dalits in many Gujarat villages were being discriminated against and not allowed to enter temples.
After the NDA came into power, there has been an increase in attacks against Dalits and adivasis, says Suresh.
“They lead a life worse than that of animals,’’ says president of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti Utsava Samiti.
The residents of the three hamlets agree that they were there illegally.
DGP has finally taken note as killings of mostly Dalits by powerful higher caste members continue in Tamil Nadu.
BSP supremo Mayawati said that the move shows the “casteist” mindset of the Modi government.
The agitators have decided to intensify their protest if the culprits are not arrested by police.
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