Rajastan govt. helpless: Dalits forced to flee
In a repeat of the Husheypur incident in Alwar district in which members of Dalit community were forced to flee their village, several Dalit families fled from their houses in Chandpur village of Bharatpur district after a violent confrontation with members of a minority community. The Special Task Force (STF) was deployed in the village on Thursday after the minority community members pelted stones at the houses of Dalits. The two communities have been on loggerheads over a land dispute for some time in the village. On Wednesday, a goat strayed in the farm of another community which triggered tension and violent confrontation among the two communities. “At least a dozen members of two communities were injured in the stone-pelting that took place during wee hours on Thursday,” a senior officer of district administration told TOI on Thursday. Many Dalit families have reportedly fled from the village over the past two days.
According to reports, the stone-pelting took place in the presence of some police and civil officers. “STF personnels have been deputed in the village. The situation is still tense but under control,” the officer said. Asked if any further clashes were reported on Thursday, Madhusudan Singh, inspector general of police, Bharatpur range, said: “Not much happened. The situation is now improving and under control. As a precautionary measure, we have deployed local police and STF in the village.” Chandpur village has a mixed population of Mev and Dalit community
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