Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Dalits beaten up in MP district

Tuesday, July 1, 2003 (Sehore District, MP):

In Madhya Pradesh's Sehore district, over 20 Dalits have been brutally bashed up by upper caste men.

There are 34 Dalit families of village Satpipaliya, all of whom received some land under a government land redistribution programme two years back.

Under this, the village's common land, previously occupied by village landholders was allotted to Dalits, who harvested last year's crop under police protection.

Today was the last sowing day for them when they were assaulted. The Dalits' demand for police protection was refused by the local administration.

Source: NDTV, July 1, 2003

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