Rajasthan: Dalit Boy Beaten To Death For Touching Water Pot, Cong MLA Resigns, Says “No Justice For Dalits”

Despite many social media and awareness campaigns, “Castism” is a serious matter of concern in the country. It’s unfortunate and condemnable how a 9-year-old boy from Dalit community was brutally thrashed to death by his own school teacher, for just touching the water pot. 

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After being beaten up brutally, the boy was taken to a hospital in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, however, he failed to survive and lost his life. Furthermore, his family members alleged that he was cruelly beaten by his teacher for drinking water from a pot. 

According to the media reports, the Police stated that the accused teacher, Chail Singh, 40, has been taken into custody and a case under section IPC section 302 as well as the SC/ST Act, has been registered against him. 

However, the opposition has been continuously questioning the Gehlot government over the rising incidences of crime against the SC/ST community. Amidst this, Congress’ own MLA Panna Chand Meghwal has resigned from his post, adding that he’s hurt by the incidence, and that the Gehlot government didn’t grant the compensation of ₹50 lakh to the victim’s family. 

Congress MLA Meghwal, cited the reasons for his resigning in his letter to chief minister. 

“Dalits and the oppressed sections are being brutally killed. Why? Because they choose to drink water from a pot, keep a moustache, or ride a mare. The judicial processes are completely stalled as the files are being transferred around in the name of an investigation. Over the past few years, there has been an increase in such instances. The rights granted to Dalits by the Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s written Constitution, looks completely unprotected. These cases have frequently been brought up in the state assembly but the police have not taken any action. If I, being a legislator, can’t protect my own people, I don’t have any right to be an MLA anymore. There’s no justice for Dalits, I quit.”

Meanwhile, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot condemned the brutal incident and assured a fair and fast probe, but with his own MLA’s resignation, troubles seem to be rising for him and his government.

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