Four stop Dalit women from playing garba, held
Vadodara: Four persons, including a woman, were arrested on Monday for not allowing a Dalit woman and her niece to participate in garba at Pilol village in Savli taluka.
According to the complainant Vinod, his nephew’s wife Padma and her niece Trupti went to play garba in their village on October 10. After few minutes, one of the accused Tara Parmar asked them to leave the venue. They were allegedly told that they cannot join the garba with other villagers. On being insulted, Padma and Trupti left from there. However, Vinod, who was present there, tried calling the sarpanch to intervene but the sarpanch did not hear Vinod.
Later, three other accused — Chhatrasinh Parmar, Mukesh Parmar and Lala Parmar — approached Vinod and hurled abuses at him. They got into an altercation as trio told Vinod that women from his community cannot play garba with people from their community. Vinod went to Savli police station and lodged a complaint against Chhatrasinh, Mukesh, Lala and Tara for using obscene words.
On Monday, additional forces were deployed at Pilol village to ensure that the situation does not escalate and spread further to neighbouring villages.
Courtesy : TOI
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