Denied water, Navsarjan effort wakes of officials to help Dalit villagers

dalityThanks to campaign by Navsarjan Trust, the Gujarat government finally directed the district administration, Mehsana, to begin legal proceedings against the dominant sections of Lunasan village of Kadi taluka in Mehsana district for barring Dalits of the village to access water from the common village bore. In a written direction to the district development official, Mehsana, and the district backward class welfare officer, Mehsana, a copy of which was sent to the Navsarjan Trust, the state scheduled caste welfare department’s joint director PR Tank said the district officialdom must immediately begin proceedings against the high-caste persons under the Prevention of Atrocities Act. The official notes that the villagers may be forced to migrate from the village if they are not provided drinking water.

Media link:

http://www.counterview.net/2014/05/barred-from-accessing-water-from-common.html

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