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Mirchpur Dalits submit charter of demands to DC

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Hisar, August 06, 2013
First Published: 19:59 IST(6/8/2013) | Last Updated: 20:01 IST(6/8/2013)

The Dalit families at Mirchpur village, who have been putting up at Tanwar Farm House here for the past three years, met sessions judge Ajay Jain and district development and panchayat officer (DDPO) Sumit Kumar in the deputy commissioner's office and submitted their charter of demands here on Tuesday.

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The team constituted by the apex court visited Mirchpur village and Tanwar Farm House here on Monday to know the plight of Dalits. The team advised them to submit their problems and demands to the deputy commissioner.

Dalits have requested for the supply of good quality tents, drinking water in tanks on a daily-basis, dress and stationery to the school-going children, power supply, LPG connection, ration and one torch to each family. 

They have also demanded for a new place to re-settle.

Shamim Modi, a member of the team, said they would submit its report to the Supreme Court within a month.

It may be recalled that Dalit community of the village had torched the house of balmikis on April 21, 2010 and Tara Chand and his disabled daughter were burnt alive. The Haryana government had been insisting them to return to the village but they have categorically declined to return to the village.


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