Cremation floor divided on caste strains, probe ordered

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Cremation floor divided on caste strains, probe ordered

A barbed wire was arrange throughout a cremation floor, dividing it into two — one portion for the higher castes and the opposite for decrease castes. The administration later eliminated the wire. The ‘division’ was performed within the Banail village with the ‘consent’ of Dalits who even contributed to the price of the fencing.

Ved Priya Arya, Sub-Divisional Justice of the Peace of Shikarpur, below whose jurisdiction the village lies, stated, “We bought to know and have ordered an inquiry into the matter.”

Block Growth Officer, Ghanshyam Verma, too, stated that motion could be taken within the matter.

“We are going to provoke motion in opposition to whoever did this,” he stated.

Two days in the past, the fence was lastly introduced down.

For years, the Dalits within the village, who make up about 20 p.c of the inhabitants, weren’t allowed to make use of the cremation floor which was solely meant for higher castes.

In 2018, the federal government constructed a concrete construction round it.

“It began being utilized by Dalits as effectively however this didn’t go down effectively with the higher caste members who made the Dalits comply with a division in December final 12 months,” stated a neighborhood supply.

To date, there was no FIR as a result of there was no grievance.

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