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) 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
Valmiki women sanitation workers protested in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, and called one day strike and indefinite protest. Photo: Jagran
Valmiki Community in Fazilka in Punjab called for a complete shut down in the city. Photo: Jagran
Yuva Valmiki Force and Safai Karamchari Municipal Corporation protest in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Amar Ujala
Members of Valmiki community who work at Bhopal Municipal Corporation went on a day’s strike. Photo: TOI
Two day strike announced by Valmiki sanitation workers in Etah, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Amar Ujala
Protest by members of the Valmiki community in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI
Valmiki community in Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh protests. Photo: B.Basvaraju
Protest by Valmiki Sabha in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.
Members of the Valmiki community stage a protest in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: PTI
Sudarshan Valmiki Makhiyar Samaj protests in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Photo: Lokmat
Mussoorie Valmiki Utthan Sabha stages protest in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand. Photo: Garhwal Post.