Gujarat Dalit youth leader Jignesh Mevani Wednesday said that the two groups that he has floated — Una Dalit Atyachar Ladat Samiti (UDALS) and Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) — will launch a “rail roko andolan” in different parts of Gujarat from October 1. He made this announcement at a public gathering of Dalits at Vejalpur here.
Mevani and his team were also joined by OBC youth leader Alpesh Thakor who expressed his support to the Dalit movement in Gujarat.
Subodh Parmar, convener of UDALS, said that the andolan would be launched from around three places in Gujarat which will be declared later. Parmar added that the andolan would be joined by 20-odd state and national level activists. Mevani and his team had formed a front after the public flogging of seven Dalits in Una on July 11.