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By NewsGram Staff Writer

In yet another appalling incident of caste discrimination, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly beaten up in Ganeshpura village, in Chattarpur after the victim’s shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to a higher caste.

As reported by a news agency, the incident happened on June 13 and the complaint was also filed on the same day at Gadi Malhera police station.

The Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Neeraj Pandey told PTI that the problem began when the girl was fetching water from the village hand pump and her shadow fell on muscle-man Puran Yadav, who belongs to a higher caste when he was passing through that place.

The incident angered the family of Yadav so much, that the women of the family beat the girl severely. They also threatened her that if she was spotted again at the hand pump, they would kill her.

Yadav’s family also restrained the victim’s family from going to police station, but they somehow managed to reach there and file a complaint.

As reported by PTI, a case under sections 323, 341, 506 of the IPC has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway.

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Modi is anti-Dalit, will defeat BJP in 2019: Rahul Gandhi

Gandhi also accused the government of suppressing and intimidating the media

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government of being anti-Dalit and said his party will defeat the BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Gandhi, who led his party’s day-long fast at Rajghat to highlight atrocities against Dalits and other communities, said party workers were protesting against an ideology, a way of thinking.

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Rahul Gandhi is against Modi and his rule.

“The atmosphere that has been created in the country, it is due to the ideology of the BJP. BJP’s ideology is to divide the country, crush the Dalits, tribals, minorities. We are against the ideology of the BJP. We are standing against it today, we will stand against it throughout our lives. And we will defeat them in the 2019 elections,” Gandhi told reporters.

Asked about BJP Dalit MPs writing to Modi with their complaints, Gandhi said: “You talk to them in Parliament. They also tell us that Modiji is a casteist person, an anti-Dalit person. He has no place for Dalits in his heart, the whole country knows this. It is not a secret.”

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Gandhi attacked BJP President Amit Shah for likening the coming together of opposition parties to “snakes, mongoose, dogs and cats” climbing a tree trunk to save themselves from floods. He said every person in the country was against the BJP.

“Some days back a BJP leader said that opposition members were animals. The truth is that today every person in the country is standing against the government. The approach that this government has against Dalits, tribals, minorities and farmers, we are standing against it,” he said. Gandhi said the country will not accept that Modi government “spreads violence, hatred in the country… We are standing here against this ideology.”

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Gandhi also accused the government of suppressing and intimidating the media. “You are standing on the other side but in actuality you are standing on our side as we are protecting you also. You are smiling, I know. We are fighting for you as well.” IANS

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