Houses of Dalits demolished by members of Upper Caste in U.P.; NHRC issues to the State Government
New Delhi, October 17th, 2012
The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh to submit report within four weeks into allegations made in the news report that four houses belonging to Dalits in Bhita Village in Allahabad were demolished by members of upper caste. Reportedly, the assailants took away the steel, cement and other construction material lying there. They also injured five Dalits when they tried to oppose them.
Allegedly, the police did not register an FIR, when members of Dalit community approached them.
The Commission has observed that the content of press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of Dalits.
The news report was forwarded to the Commission by a complainant.