Candle march by AAP protesting atrocities against Dalits


New Delhi: Protesting the gruesome atrocities against the Dalits in Haryana, activists of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by senior leader Dilip Pandey and MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj brought out a candle march at Jantar Mantar on Sunday.

Condemning the comments of VK Singh on the Dalits, the party demanded the immediate sacking of the union minister.

“VK Singh’s remarks on Dalits are disgraceful. He should be arrested and sacked,” Pandey said.

Many AAP legislators joined the candle march and denounced the recent murders of two Dalit children in Sunped village of Haryana’s Faridabad district, and the custodial death of a 14-year-old minor Dalit boy at Gohana (Sonepat).

On Monday, a delegation of the AAP will meet the national SC/ST Commission and submit the fact-finding report prepared by the team of party MLAs, who had visited Gohana where a Dalit boy, Vinod, was found dead in mysterious circumstances.

The team found that the boy was picked up by the local police of Gohana in Sonepat district and his body was later dumped at the house of his relatives.

AAP representatives who visited Gohana include Delhi’s Social Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar, legislators Rajinder Gautam, Rakhi Birla, Vishesh Ravi, Prakash Jarwal, Raju Dhingan and Manoj Kumar.

(With inputs from IANS)