Mirchpur Caste Atrocity: Identify Those Caste GOONS in Demonstrations !!
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Haryana government to identify the persons and organisation responsible for holding demonstration in December last against booking of some upper caste people in connection with the Mirchpur Dalit killings case. A bench of justices GS Singhvi and AK Ganguly also directed the government and the Railway Board to spell out steps taken by them to recover financial loss caused following the 11-day stir organised by 12 khap panchayats. “Who are the persons behind it? You must tell us the names of the persons and the party who were behind all these agitations. There must have been some kind of political backing behind it,” the bench said while granting two weeks’ time to reply. Not impressed by the response of the state government that cases have been filed, the court said, “Forget about cases. We know what happens after case is registered. State must tell us who is responsible for this (agitation).” Villagers had been protesting the booking of 98 members of their community in the case relating to the killing of 70-year-old Tarachand and his physically challenged teenaged daughter Suman at Mirchpur village in Hisar on April 21 last year.
Demanding a fresh probe into the Dalit killings, upper caste people of Mirchpur and adjoining villages had brought the rail and road traffic to Delhi via Jind to a grinding halt earlier this month. On the last hearing the state government had informed the court that loss of Rs 45.92 lakh was caused to the transport department due to agitation and Rs 90,000 were spent by forest department in removing 3130 trees which were uprooted by protesters.
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