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The Indian Express
Sardhana tense after rally by Dalits, Muslims
The sloganeering reportedly took place after a condolence meet for a Dalit youth Kuldip, who was killed in Sonipat on February 21 during the Jats’ protests in demand of caste-based reservation.
Written by AMIT SHARMA | Meerut | Published:February 26, 2016 1:03 am
Sardhana town in Meerut is in the grip of tension after members of the BalmikiSamaj and the All India Majlis-e-IttehadulMuslimeen (AIMIM) took out a rally on Wednesday under the banner of “AarakshanBachaoSangarshSamiti” in which they allegedly raised slogans against Hinduism and in favour of Islam.
The sloganeering reportedly took place after a condolence meet for a Dalit youth Kuldip, who was killed in Sonipat on February 21 during the Jats’ protests in demand of caste-based reservation. The condolence meet was being held at a dharamshala near Bhatwada.
An FIR in this connection was registered late on Wednesday night, but no arrests have been made so far.
In response to the rally, activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad staged a demonstration in the same area on Thursday and demanded that a case of sedition be registered against three persons named in the FIR. BJP MLA from Sardhana, SangeetSom, toldThe Indian Express: “The Akhilesh government should take immediate action and those responsible for the rally should be booked under sedition. We will launch a sustained stir if action is not taken.”
SP (rural) Praveen Ranjan said adequate force has been deployed in the area. “A case for invoking communal sentiments, false propaganda against religion and an attempt to block the road has been registered under various sections of the IPC. Raids are being conducted to arrest three persons, Amit Chaudhary, Gaurav Parcha and Walli-ur-Rehaman and six other unidentified persons,” he said. He also claimed that police have video recordings of the rally, based on which action will be taken.
Walli-ur-Reheman is chief of the AIMIM’s city unit. While he admitted that he took part in the procession, he said no slogans were raised during the rally.
Chief of BJP’s UP unit VineetSharda met DIG (Meerut Range) Lakshmi Singh on Thursday and demanded strict action in this regard.
UoH doctor challenges Smriti’s statement
Rubbishes claims of not examining RohithVemula
A University of Hyderabad medical officer has trashed claims made by HRD Minister SmritiIrani in Parliament that no doctor was allowed near RohithVemula’s body until 6.30 am after his suicide.
Deputy Chief medical officer in the campus Dr M Rajashree told reporters on Thursday that she was informed of a student’s hanging at room 207 at the new research scholar hostel by 7.25 pm on January 17.
University’s security found Rohit’s body between 6.30 and 7 pm at his friend Uma Maheswar Rao’s room and informed DCMO.
“I was informed about the incident on the phone by 7.25 pm and I immediately rushed to the hostel,” DrRajashree said.
“By the time I reached the room, his body had been removed from the blue cloth on which it was hanging from the fan. I examined the body for 10 minutes and declared him dead. I made notes in the university health book,” she added.
The doctor called university vice chancellor Apparao to inform him about Rohith’s death. When the vice chancellor asked if the research scholar could be revived, she told him he was dead.
“After that, I stayed at the hostel till about 3 pm,” she said.
The health book DrRajashree presented before the press mentioned the time of Rohit’s death as approximately 7.30 pm on January 17.
It also revealed that she informed the VC, Dean of Students’ Welfare, Registrar, police.
It contained her signature.
The entry also says Rohith’s body was cold with bloody abdomen, protruding tongue and froth coming from the mouth. His eyes were dilated and there was no heartbeat or breathing.
The FIR by the Gachibowli police also mentioned that the doors to hostel room 207 was open and Rohit’s body was lying on the table when they reached the spot by 7.25 pm.
Quoting the Gachibowli police, under whose jurisdiction UoH falls, Irani on Wednesday claimed that students did not allow doctors to go near Rohith’s body until 6.30 am on January 18, instead used the dead body as a political tool.
The police also said the hand-written suicide note found near the body said no one was responsible for the death.