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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.

Deccan Herald

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. 

Rohith Vemula. File photo

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.

A video link provided by students close to Rohit also showed DrRajashree and the Telangana Police present at about 7.30 pm near his body, backing her claims.

However, agitating students did not allow the police to remove Rohit’s body for post-mortem until on January 18.  “The medical officer DrRajashree and the police rushed to the hostel on January 17 immediately after the security found Rohith hanging in the hostel room. We were all there when the medical officer declared him dead. I think the HRD minister has ied to the LokSabha,” Prashanth, one of the five suspended research scholars said.

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FRIDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 2016 07:18.

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of cases of atrocities against members of SC and ST communities in 2014, followed by Bihar and Rajasthan, the Central Government said on Thursday.

A total of 8,066 cases were registered under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, in Uttar Pradesh, followed by Bihar (7,874 cases) and Rajasthan (6,734 cases), Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla told Parliament. Madhya Pradesh registered 3,294 such cases while Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha and Tamil Nadu recorded 2,104, 1,865, 1,657, 1,486 cases, respectively, as per the latest data of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, was replaced by Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2015 which came into force in January 26. The amended Act provides for stringent action against those committing atrocities against SC and ST communities or indulging in actions which are derogatory to their dignity, including social or economic boycott.

Source: PTI

Out Look

LS Member Demands Abolition of Interview for Dalits in Jobs


Amidst debate over suicide by Dalit student RohithVemula, a LokSabha member today demanded that the government should abolish interview system for dalits and provide job reservation in private sector for this deprived section.

“Vemula case is not the last one. It might take place in future if government doesn’t do away with interview system even at higher education and job recruitment,” RJD member Rajiv Ranjan said during the Zero Hour in the LokSabha.

Dalits face “discrimination” during interview at school colleges or higher education, he alleged, adding since Prime Minister NarendraModi has done away with interview for recruitment of Group C and D governemnt job, it should be done for dalits in all spheres.

Besides, there should be job reservation for dalits in the private sector, he said. People from SC/ST community are eligible for reservation in the government sector.

In order to promote Hindi language, BJP MP P P Chaudhary said the cost of mobile messages in Hindi language should be reduced so that poor are not unnessarily burdened.

Mobile messages in English are cheaper as compared to Hindi. It puts unnecessary cost burden on farmers and poor who don’t know english,” he said.

In order to promote Hindi language, the government should take steps so that the cost for sending text in the national language is reduced.

On the issue of bonded labour, BJP MP Varun Gandhi said out of 36 million across the world, 16 million are in India itself as per ILO report.

Despite having law to curb such practices, he said, this still continues in various part of country including Punjab and Bihar.

There is need to remove conviction clause so that law to curb bonded labour becomes effective, he said, adding, the government should provide necessary skill training apart from giving compensation.

skill training proper accommodation and food should be provided, he said.

News monitored by AMRESH & AJEET


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