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India Dog cast(e) away after dalit touch

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  1. kds1980

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    BHOPAL: A dog's life couldn't get worse. A mongrel brought up in an upper caste home in Morena was kicked out after the Rajput family members discovered that their Sheru had eaten a roti from a dalit woman and was now an "untouchable". Next, Sheru was tied to a pole in the village's dalit locality. His controversial case is now pending with the district collector, the state police and the Scheduled Caste Atrocities police station in Morena district of north MP.

    The black cur, of no particular pedigree, was accustomed to the creature comforts in the home of its influential Rajput owners in Manikpur village in Morena. Its master, identified by the police as Rampal Singh, is a rich farmer with local political connections.

    A week ago Sunita Jatav, a dalit woman, was serving lunch to her farm labourer husband. "There was a 'roti' left over from lunch. I saw the dog roaming and fed it the last bread," Sunita said. "But when Rampal Singh saw me feeding the dog and he grew furious. He yelled: 'Cobbler woman, how dare you feed my dog with your roti?' He rebuked me publicly. I kept quiet thinking the matter would end there. But it got worse," she said.

    On Monday, Rampal ex-communicated the dog. A village panchayat was called, whi- ch decided that Sheru would now have to live with Sunita and her family because it had become an untouchable. Sunita Jatav was fined Rs 15,000.

    An outraged Sunita and her brother Nahar Singh Jatav rushed to Sumawali police station. They were directed to take the matter to the SC/ST Atrocities police station in Kalyan. "When we went there, the officer asked us why we fed the dog," recalls Nahar. "So we went to the DSP in the SC/ST Atrocities department and submitted a memorandum to him, as also to the district collector. But no one has registered our FIR so far.

    DSP SC/ST Atrocities (Morena), Baldev Singh, recalls, "We got a complaint in which it has been alleged that a dog was declared untouchable and a dalit family fined for feeding it. We are investigating the allegation," said the officer.

    Read more: Dog cast(e) away after dalit touch - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...t-touch/articleshow/6617039.cms#ixzz11QXul36Y
     
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    Does that Rajput family plough the fields, sow the seeds (untouched by a Dalit), water the saplings from a source that is inaccessible to others, grow the grain, harvest the food they eat? If this is not the case, that family deserves to die of starvation. Do they have a Dalit filter in their nostrils to filter out the air breathed by a Dalit? If not, they deserve to die of suffocation.
     
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    This is Apartheid at its lowest level and the worst thing is that these poor people have no recourse because the civil servants are also bigots.
     
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    One of the big problem India is facing/will face is That there is going to be hyper liberal Urbananites vs ultra conservative people of rural India.
     
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