Dalit advocate sits on hunger strike in Sirsa

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sirsa
  • Updated: Mar 10, 2015 20:36 IST

39-year-old advocate at the district court, Sanju Bala on Tuesday sat on a hunger strike along with members of the Dalit community at the mini secretariat here demanding the arrest of her colleagues, who had allegedly passed anti-Dalit remarks.

Bala who had given a complaint in November against Sirsa bar secretary Madhur Kamboj, advocate Purshotam Futela, advocate Gurdev Singh Kooka, advocate Raghubir Singh Khinda, advocate Ganesh Sethi, advocate Harpal Singh Gill, advocate Ravinder Kamboj and others for abusing her on the basis of her caste.

After three months of investigation an FIR in the case was lodged by the Sirsa police under the SC/ST Act on March 5. However, Bala was not satisfied with the proceedings and thus chose to sit on a hunger strike. Bala said that she will not stop her hunger strike till the police do not arrest the accused.

Bala alleged that even after 3 months of investigation only an FIR has been lodged and said that all the accused advocates were being protected by chief minister's adviser and BJP leader Jagdish Chopra.

Bala has given a memorandum to the deputy commissioner Nikhil Gajraj in support of her demands

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