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Friday, September 17, 2021

Dalit Women Beaten, House Demolished by Muslim Men in Broad Daylight: Amethi, UP

House of a Dalit woman was demolished by a group of Muslim men in broad daylight in Jayas Kotwali Area of Amethi. When she opposed the move, the miscreants started beating her and other members of the family. She reported the incident to the police but no action was taken. She then reached out to the collectorate and submitted her complaint memo to the ADM and pleaded for protection.

Dalit women complaining about assault by Muslim men in Amethi, UP (Credit: Jagran.com)

Kajal is the resident of Naya Purva Majre Kasimpur village of Jayas Kotwali police station area, Tiloi block, in Amethi. She told the ADM that her house is built in the inhabited area of the village. 5 Muslim men of Kasimpur Murgihapur village demolished her house on Wednesday. When she confronted them, they started beating her and other women members of the family. Manju, Geeta, Banshilal, Rajkumari, Hubraja, Indravati, Fulmati, Krishna, Durpta and other members of the village who came along with the victim Kajal to the the collectorate office said that the miscreants hurled casteist slurs and threatened to kill the family. Dalits of the village are terrorised after the incident. The incident was reported in Jayas Police Station but no action has been taken yet. ADM has directed Tiloi SDM and respective SHO to go on the scene and investigate the matter.

(Source: jagran.com)

Last year, during Navratri, a communal clash had broken out in the same Jayas Kotwali area of Amethi after some Muslims threw a slipper at a Durga murti being taken for immersion. Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi is yet to make any statement on these disturbances in his constituency, but has all the time in the world to speak up on incidents in Una, Gujarat and Bhima Koregaon, Maharashtra.

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