Dalit Man's Wedding Pelted With Stones In Rajasthan
Kotputli, Jaipur District, Rajasthan: On Saturday, 27th November 2021, A Marriage Procession Of A #Dalit Man Attacked with Stones In Kairodi Village Despite Police Protection Because He Rode A Mare, Which Is Considered An Upper Caste Privilege. this is yet another case of Cast Discrimination and Violence.
12 People Reported To Be Injured In The Stone pelting, 10 Arrested Who Absconded Taking Cover Of Darkness After The Crime, Cops On Lookout For 10 More. Arrested Charged Under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act Although The Marriage Rites ere Completed Under Police Cover Of Over 75 Personnel, The Bride And Groom’s Big Day Was Dented By Casteist Goons. Family Joined By Others In Dharna Against Incident
Haripal Balai, Father Of The Groom, Said That Rajputs Attacked The Groom On A Mare And Had Earlier Warned Him That They Would Not Allow It, Following Which He Had Sought Police Protection
He Said: “It is not common in our village for Dalits to ride mare during wedding procession… I wanted to break this tradition of discrimination.” Lal Bairwa, Congress MLA Representing Karauli-Dholpur KhiladiSaid That The Entire Police Staff Should Be Suspended
Action Taken: ASP Kotputli, Pragpura SHO, And Kotputli Circle Officer Are Now “Awaiting Posting Orders”. However, Neither Rajasthan Police Nor Jaipur Police Has Updated This Case On Their Website
The 10 accused who have been arrested have been charged under SC/ST Prevention Of Atrocities Act.