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.
We are herewith releasing the full text of the letter addressed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav by CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member Brinda Karat. She had spoken to CM yesterday on the concerted moves to frame the family members of Md. Iklakh who was murdered by a communally instigated mob.
The Polit Bureau condemns the hate speech made by BJP MLA Sangeet Som in Bishada Village in Dadri yesterday. This village was witness to the gruesome and pre-planned mufder of Mohammad Akhlaq by a communal mob on the night of September 27. The relevant provisions of the law should be invoked against Som and he should be arrested immediately.
It is incomprehensible that after 3 deaths in one day (27th), no decisive action was taken, instead, the DM and SSP (who had been responsible for correctly handling the situation on Eid) were transferred and replaced by new persons. There was no clarity as to how Sec. 144 was to be enforced and open provocation to be dealt with.
The large-scale riot was sparked off by a small incident which occurred nearly ten days earlier but the laxity of the administration has allowed the communal elements to exploit the situation. There has been a series of communal incidents in the state in the past one year. The state government has not shown the vigilance required to curb such incidents promptly....The Polit Bureau demands that firm and strong action be taken to put an end to the violence and to arrest the culprits. The administration should involve all sections of the people to restore peace and amity