Attacks on Dalits in UP: People protest against Yogi govt.
New Delhi, May 13: In probably first protest against Yogi Adityanath since he became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in mid-March this year, people demonstrated at the Uttar Pradesh Bhawan here on Saturday shouting slogans against the Yogi government over the recent attacks on Dalit community in India's largest state.
They were shouting slogans against the BJP government of the state over attacks on Dalits in Saharanpur district earlier this week.
"Many houses and shops have been burnt down by the dominant caste in the area. The BJP government, UP police and administration still have not taken any action," alleged the protesters.
They demanded justice and proper compensation for the affected people.
Many students and student leaders from JNU had joined the protest.
People protesting at UP Bhawan in Delhi against attacks on Dalits in Uttar Pradesh
The protesters warned that if their demands were not met by 21st May, they will take out a march towards the Prime Minister's Office.
The gathering was addressed by Gujarat Dalit youth icon Jignesh Mewani, JNU student leaders Mohit Panday and Umar Khalid, social activist Nadeem Khan and Delhi University professor Ratan Lal.