Gujarat: BJP government promises action over blocking of Dalit wedding processions

Gujarat: BJP government promises action over blocking of Dalit wedding processions


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Within the wake of some incidents of Dalit wedding ceremony processions being stopped by some teams in elements of Gujarat lately, the BJP authorities within the state Wednesday assured to take stern motion towards such parts.

The Congress, nevertheless, stated that such "hole guarantees" by the federal government fail to offer "justice" to the Dalits.

Speaking to reporters in Gandhinagar, Minister of State for House, Pradeepsinh Jadeja, accused the Congress of making a rift between Dalits and different communities.

He was referring to an incident in Lhor village in Mehsana, the place some native leaders, together with the sarpanch, gave a name of social boycott after a Dalit groom took out his procession driving on a horse two weeks in the past.

"The Gujarat authorities is all the time with the Dalits. Additionally they have the best to take out wedding ceremony processions like others. Our authorities can also be involved about some current incidents. I need to guarantee you that stern motion might be taken towards those that have been behind these incidents," Jadeja stated.

"Some individuals are making an attempt to create a rift between communities for his or her political positive factors. In Lhor village, we've already arrested 5 individuals, together with the sarpanch, for saying social boycott of Dalits. Notably, the sarpanch is a Congress supporter. One other accused is an area Congress delegate," the minister added.

Jadeja additionally urged individuals from all walks of life to work with the federal government to determine and protect social concord in society.

Slamming the BJP authorities over this situation, Gujarat Congress in-charge, Rajeev Satav, claimed that the federal government solely provides hole guarantees as an alternative of taking motion.

"Atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat have elevated in recent times. After each incident, the state authorities provides hole guarantees of stern motion. Nevertheless, Dalits by no means get justice," Satav informed reporters.

"This authorities has failed to take care of regulation and order. The administration is being run by way of distant management from Delhi. That is the rationale why such atrocities are on the rise," he stated.

In the meantime, BJP's Dalit MLA and movie actor, Hitu Kanodia, appealed to the individuals to deal with everybody equally.

"Although that is the 21st century, we're nonetheless caught in such points. That is matter of disgrace and ache. All of us want to vary our mindset to determine concord and a way of brotherhood. I request all to deal with everybody equally," Kanodia stated.

On Sunday, police needed to resort to a baton cost after members of the Patidar group allegedly stopped a Dalit man's wedding ceremony procession in Aravalli district of Gujarat, and the 2 sides hurled stones at one another.

In one other incident the identical day, the marriage procession of a Dalit bridegroom at a village in Sabarkantha district needed to be offered police cowl after members of the Thakor group objected to the groom providing prayers at an area temple. The procession, nevertheless, handed off peacefully, police stated.