Rajputs lead protest against action on Dalit man’s murder in Barmer
Jaisalmer: Thousands of people led by the Rajput community joined a mahapadav (sit-in protest) outside the Barmer district collectorate and marched on roads on Monday to demand that no action be taken against police officers for alleged inaction and against persons accused of the murder of Kojaram Meghawal, a Dalit man who was killed near his home in Asadi vilage in Girab police station area in Barmer district on April 12.
Under the banner of ‘Sarv Samaj’, people from Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalore, Jodhpur and other districts took out a rally from Mahaveer Park to the district collectorate, where they submitted a memorandum to district collector Lok Bandhu addressed to the chief minister. They asserted that the persons named as accused were innocent and demanded that the suspended SHO of Girab police station, Neemb Singh, be reinstated and no action be taken against the SC/ST cell’s deputy SP Pushpendra Singh.
The administration reportedly assured that no innocent person will be arrested and Neemb Singh will be reinstated in 5-7 days.
The murder of Kojaram Meghwal led to a 4-day dharna by family members and the Dalit community outside the mortuary where his body was kept. The dharna ended after the administration agreed to the demands of the community such as arresting the named accused.
Courtesy : TOI
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