Gujarat: Drop 74 cases against Dalits, activist writes to minister
Venkatesh S Bijapur
October 19, 2018
Two days after state Social Justice & Empowerment Minister of Gujarat Ishwar Parmar said that he has not received any official representation from anyone, demanding withdrawal of cases against Dalits, filed in the aftermath of statewide agitation that followed the Una flogging incident in 2016, a Mehsana-based human rights activist has written to the minister, asking him to move a proposal to the state Home Department for dropping 74 ‘false’ criminal cases registered against Dalits during the agitation, two years ago.
The demand comes in the wake of the state government withdrawing 245 criminal cases against Patidar youths filed during the community’s 2015 reservation agitation. The minister, meanwhile, said that he has already sought details about the cases registered against Dalits following the Una flogging incident.
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