The steady deterioration in the situation is a result of the support the upper caste perpetrators of violence are receiving from the state government and the lack of will displayed by the administration for taking action against them.
CPI(M) Polit Bureau members Brinda Karat and Subhashini Ali along with the affected dalit families from the Shabbirpur village in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh met the President of India today and handed over a memorandum. The President gave the delegation a very sympathetic hearing and expressed his anguish. He said that he would do whatever was in his power to ensure justice to the dalits of Shabbirpur. We are herewith releasing the text of the memorandum for publication.