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Assault on Dalit youth, protest seeking justice

Mysuru, June 13:- Dalita Sangharsha Samithi staged a protest on Tuesday, condemning the brutal assault on a Dalit youth. He was paraded naked at Veeranapura village in Gundlupet taluk.

The protesters, who had gathered in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office, said that there have been a lot of atrocities on Dalits in the state. They said that the district administration has not taken any action even after a week of the incident. They alleged that the anti-human and anti-Dalit mindset is causing such incidents. They said that assault on Dalit youth Pratap is one such example.

They urged the police to arrest those who have been a part of this incident directly or indirectly. They urged the district administration to stop any form of atrocities in society in future.

District convener Bettaiah Kote, Shambhulinga Swamy, Rathnapuri Puttaswamy, Hegganuru Ningaraju, Jagadish KK, BD Shivahuddhi, and others were present. (MR/KS)

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