Dalits from Mirchpur village start dharna demanding security
A number of Dalit families uprooted from Mirchpur village near in Hisar, which saw the killing of two Dalit members allegedly by upper caste people nearly 10 months ago, on Saturday started an indefinite dharna here to press for their security and rehabilitation.
The families had left the village due to fear of attacks on them by Jats and are now living in separate places in Hisar.
Though Jat protesters withdrew their agitation after a meeting with chief minister Bhupender Singh Hooda, the fear of attack continues to haunt the Dalit families.
The Dalit families submitted a memorandum to the district administration on Friday evening demanding rehabilitation and jobs for them.
They said that they would not return to the village now. Some of the Dalits families are staying in a farmhouse owned by Ved Pal Tanwar, president of Non Jat organization, in Hisar.
Jat-Dalit confontration had started on April 21 last year when a mob of Jat community torched several houses of Dalits at Mirchpur in which Tara Chand and his disabled teenaged daughter Suman were killed and several others Dalits were injured.