Atrocities on rise in Uttar Pradesh


The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from its local partner the People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights (PVCHR) in Uttar Pradesh (UP) regarding the alarming increase in the number of attacks against the members of the dalit community in the state. It is reported that after the defeat of the former administration led by Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav in the state election, the Yadav community is showing tendencies of being impatient and violent against the dalits. The Yadav community is one among the backward castes within the caste structure; but this community has become powerful – economically and socially – and the sociologists in India now prefer to call this caste as intermediate caste rather backward caste. The following cases are some examples of violent repercussions of the Yadav community against dalits.

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