Dalit youth tied to tree, beaten up till he became unconscious; time to protest: Jignesh Mevani

Strongly objecting to what he called "police terror" in Ahmedabad, Gujarat's top Dalit rights leader Jignesh Mevani has said that cops of the city's Kagadipith police station "tied Dalit youth named Umesh Solanki with a tree till they became unconscious", recalling, "We remember what Modi had said  -- it you want to attack, attack me, not my Dalit brothers."
In a statement, Mevani said, "I appeal to the Dalit brothers of entire Gujarat and others, too, that these atrocities in the BJP regime should be answered in 2019" even as demanding "strict legal action against the policemen who attacked our innocent brother." He added, "Even if this person of a Dalit community is involved in any illegal activities, the police have no right to take the law into its own hand."
Continued Mevani, "Two days ago in Ahmedabad city, a Muslim community person was murdered in custody. A few months ago, cops entered in the houses of people of the Chhara community of Charanagar of the city, beat them up, injuring several people. Three months earlier, in Bhadarpura area of ​​Ahmedabad, Dalit women were beaten. Despite this, not a single policeman has been suspended till now."
Appealing to Dalit workers and organizations to agitate by showing unity against these incidents, Mevani said, "Without fighting, nothing will happen -- neither bread, nor self-respect."

Comments

ALSO READ...

Human rights violations: Jharkhand election official refuses to meet civil society delegation

Narmada water remains contaminated, Gujarat govt "changed norms" to declare it fit to drink

BJP manifesto follows Savarkar's two-nation theory, ignores minorities: MCC

Book on seven interconnected "political" murders, including Haren Pandya, Justice Loya, released

Study documents 34 smart city projects forcibly displacing 17,700 people last year

GDP growth is not the true indicator people's well being: Gujarat activists release manifesto

Saurashtra topcop "threatens" Dalit builder his mustache would be forcibly plucked

Future MPs being told to take a pledge to ensure sufficient budget for rape free India

Call to make education a major issue during 2019 election campaign

Amit Shah earns just Rs 56 lakh annually, owns Rs 40 crore assets, faces four serious charges: Affidavit