Atrocities Against Dalits: The Pabnava Incident

Outraged by the marriage of a dalit boy to an upper caste girl, 200 dalit homes were pillaged and damaged by an upper caste mob in a nondescript village in Haryana on April 13, 2013. A fact finding team, comprising of activists, visited Pabnava and released its report on the incident pointing to the prevalent deep rooted caste prejudices in society and the apathy of the administration towards the unfortunate incident.
हरियाणा के पबनावा गाँव की दलित बस्ती में दबंगों द्वारा हमले की तथ्यात्मक रिपोर्ट  03.05.2013


In an attack that is seen as meticulously planned to strike at Dalit empowerment, caste Hindus loot and burn three Dalit colonies in Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri district after an inter-caste marriage.(click belows link for more reading)

Caste fury in Tamilnadu

Upper caste youth attack dalit in Haryana

ROHTAK: (30 May 2012)A group of upper caste youthallegedly urinated on the face of a dalit vendor after beating him at Mokhra village in Haryana's Rohtak district on Monday night.
Ashok Kumar, 22, of the Balmiki community sells eggs for a living. He was beaten up near a liquor shop when he tried to stop five jat youth from stealing his money and snatching away some eggs.
When he protested, the youth beat him. He was rescued by some onlookers, who rushed to the spot and tried to settle the dispute. When Kumar left for home about 10pm, the youth again attacked him at an isolated place.
"The men urinated on my face and stole Rs 2,500 from my cart. They also broke my cart before fleeing," said Kumar. He was admitted to Rohtak's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences.
Police registered a case for causing hurt, criminal intimidation, attempt to rob, and also under sections of SC/ST Act against the five accused on Tuesday morning.

HISAR: Efforts to solve the ongoing tussle between dalit families and upper caste villagers made by Sarva Jatiya khap apparently failed on Tuesday as Bhagana villagers have refused to attend the joint meeting to be held on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the dharna by dalit families entered the 9th day and Virender Bagoria, who is spearheading the protest, indicated intensification of the stir from Wednesday onwards.
With a view to bring truce between dalits and upper caste families, the khap panchayat on Monday had come into the picture. Headed by Master Mahender Singh, the khap committee had first met the upper caste families before meeting agitating dalit families at the mini secretariat here.
Bagoria said, "We have taken a decision not to accept any deal offered by khap committee. After our meeting, we came to the conclusion that the khap may not be able to understand our sentiments. Hence, we decided to continue the stir until deputy commissioner, Amit Aggrawal, comes forward for talks.''
Joining him was Balraj Satrodiya, a BSP leader, who said, "We wonder as to what stops the administration from allotting 100-yard plots to families and taking action against those persons from upper class families who ostracised us for being dalits. Let the deputy commissioner convene a meeting, in presence of elected members of panchayat."
Dalit families are camping at mini secretariat premises since May 20 to press their demand for action against upper class families, who had allegedly ostracized them for demanding 100-yard plots in the common land of the village.
On Tuesday, president of Indian Bahujan Sandesh Party, Kanta Alahariya, met Bhagana villagers and assured them of fair investigation into the matter. Alahariya had also met the DC, Hisar.

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