The Court summons high officials of the central state and the state to help the Dalit victims of the communal clashes of 17 | Meerut News
Meerut: More than four years after the violent clashes between Dalit and Thakur in Shabbirpur in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, the special SC / ST court issued a summons to the secretary of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of the Union; secretary, SC / ST National Commission; UP Chief Secretary and DGP, Director and Chief Secretary of Social Welfare Department, District Magistrate and Chief Superintendent (SSP) of Saharanpur for failing to adequately compensate Dalit victims and relatives deaths. Saharanpur MP Haji Fazlur Rehman of BSP was also summoned.
This came after the petitioners – victims of caste violence – alleged that these authorities had violated the 2016 Act Amending the List Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 2016, which provides for a series of compensation for Dalit victims of caste violence. These compensations, in the form of jobs, funds, rations, housing, etc., were not provided to the 56 victims of the violence in Shabbirpur, the petitioners said.
On May 5, 2017, clashes broke out between Thakurs and Dalits, leaving one dead and many injured in Shabbirpur. Later, 56 houses belonging to Dalits were set on fire. Violence erupted after Dalits opposed the broadcast of loud music during the Maharana Pratap jayanti yatra abducted by Thakurs.
Petitioner Dal Singh said: “According to the SC / ST law of 2016, every Dalit who suffered during the violence in Shabbirpur would be entitled to compensation of Rs 8.25 lakh. But they only received Rs 3 lakh. They are also entitled to Rs 5,000 per month. pension, for which a committee has been set up by the district administration and the corresponding budget has been requested from the state government, but approval is still pending. The law also provides for free education for the children of victims up to graduation level, in addition to providing farmland, jobs, etc. But even after four years of confrontation, we are waiting for all of this. Is this a blatant violation of the law? ”
Victims’ lawyer Raj Kumar said: “The Dalit victims admitted that they had received compensation of Rs 3 lakh each from the district social welfare department. 395 (dacoity) and 307 (attempted murder) of the IPC with the exception of other articles, including the relevant articles of the SC / ST law. These are more than sufficient for them to be able to claim all the compensation provided for by law. Violation of this law is a serious offense and, as a result, subpoenas have been issued. ”