Miffed over circumstances of alleged atrocities on Dalits, Congress MLA Pana Chand Meghwal on Monday despatched his resignation to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, saying he doesn’t have the correct to remain as an MLA if he can not defend the rights of his group.
The event comes two days after the demise of a Dalit boy who was allegedly crushed by a faculty trainer in Jalore for touching a ingesting water pot.
“When we fail to protect the rights of our community…we have no right to remain on the post. After listening to my inner voice, I resign from the post of the MLA, so that I can serve the community without any position,” the MLA from Baran-Atru constituency mentioned his resignation letter.
Mr Meghwal mentioned although the nation is celebrating seventy fifth anniversary of Independence, atrocities on Dalits and the opposite disadvantaged courses proceed.
“I am hurt looking at the atrocities. I cannot express my pain in words, the way my community is being tortured,” he mentioned.
Dalits are being killed for ingesting water from a pot, sporting a moustache or driving a mare throughout a marriage. The judicial course of is stalled and case recordsdata are handed from one desk to the opposite. Circumstances of atrocities in opposition to Dalits are on the rise in the previous couple of years. It appears there isn’t a one to guard the rights of Dalits given by the Structure, he mentioned.
“In most of the cases lodged by Dalits, the police submit the final report. Many times, I have raised such cases in the state assembly but no action was taken by the police,” Mr Meghwal rued.
In the meantime, to probe the demise of the boy who was crushed by his trainer, the state’s Scheduled Castes and Schheduled Tribes Fee chairman Khiladi Lal Bairwa arrived in Jalore on Monday.
Indra Kumar, 9, was crushed up within the faculty on July 20. He died throughout remedy at a hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad on Saturday.
The accused trainer, Chail Singh, 40, has been arrested. The state authorities has introduced a aid of Rs 5 lakh for the sufferer’s household.
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