Photos: Valmiki community on streets, not to pick garbage, but to protest caste supremacy and violence

हाथरस कांड के व‍िरोध में प्रदर्शन करते वाल्‍मीकि समाज के लोग। जागरण
Members of Valmiki community protest in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Jagran.

Across the country, scores of Valmiki community members protested against the rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman from the Valmiki community by upper-caste Hindu men in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.

Community members who called it an insult to the entire community and caste-based violence have also announced one week strike of cleaning work.

Activists of the Bharti Valmiki Aadi Dharam Samaj (BVADS) shout slogans as they participate in a candle march during a protest following accusations of Indian Police forcibly cremating the body of a 19-year-old woman victim, who was allegedly gang-raped by four men in Bool Garhi village of Uttar Pradesh state, in Amritsar on October 1, 2020. - Indian police were accused on September 30 of forcibly cremating the body of a 19-year-old alleged gang-rape victim as anger grew over the latest horrific sexual assa
Activists of the Bharti Valmiki Aadi Dharam Samaj (BVADS) participate in a candle march during a protest in Amritsar. Photo: AFP
Thousands of Valimiki Community members and Dalit organisations in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh blocked the Delhi-Lucknow-Rampur highway. Photo: Amar Ujala
Valmiki community members in Jind in Haryana blockading Narwana-Patiala national highway. Photo: Sanjeevni Today
हाथरस प्रकरण के विरोध में वाल्मीकि महिलाओं ने किया प्रदर्शन
Valmiki women sanitation workers protested in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, and called one day strike and indefinite protest. Photo: Jagran
हाथरस कांड के विरोध बंद रहा शहर, संगठनों ने किया प्रदर्शन
Valmiki Community in Fazilka in Punjab called for a complete shut down in the city. Photo: Jagran
विरोध प्रदर्शन करते वाल्मीकि समाज के युवक
Yuva Valmiki Force and Safai Karamchari Municipal Corporation protest in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Amar Ujala
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Members of Valmiki community who work at Bhopal Municipal Corporation went on a day’s strike. Photo: TOI
नगर पालिका में प्रदर्शन करते सफाई कर्मचारी।
Two day strike announced by Valmiki sanitation workers in Etah, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Amar Ujala
हाथरस कांड के व‍िरोध में प्रदर्शन करते वाल्‍मीकि समाज के लोग। जागरण
Protest against UP government and police's handling of Hathras case by members of the Valmiki community in Mathura on Thursday
Protest by members of the Valmiki community in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI
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Valmiki community in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh protests. Photo: B.Basvaraju
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Protest by Valmiki Sabha in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
Members of the Valmiki community stage a protest against the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, Moradabad, October 1, 2020
Members of the Valmiki community stage a protest in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI
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Sudarshan Valmiki Makhiyar Samaj protests in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Photo: Lokmat
Mussoorie Valmiki Utthan Sabha stages protest in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. Photo: Garhwal Post.