Neither the Dalit political leaders nor Dalit educated class dared to ask, 'What about the land distribution to the landless?' One might argue that such a demand could have derailed the movement.
Residents of Sishujhumra are fighting, despite the local administration’s apathy, for the factory to shut down, lock, stock and barrel.
Shiv Kumar, a Dalit labour-rights activist and president of the Mazdoor Adhikar Sangathan, has got bail from a Local Court in Sonepat District in Haryana in all three cases registered against him.
Marathas demans diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which the community believes unfairly targets them, citing low conviction rates. However, critics have said that conviction rates are low precisely because the state apparatus is biased against Dalits.
Gohil and three of his friends is said to have attacked three Dalits near Una on Thursday, 8 November. The complaint was filed by one of the victims, Manu Solanki (27), who accused Gohil of being one of the attackers.