Dalit boy death: Mayawati demands President's Rule in Rajasthan
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Sunday demanded President's Rule in Rajasthan following the death of a Dalit boy, who was allegedly beaten up by his teacher for touching a water pot.
Nine-year-old Indra Kumar Meghwal, who was studying at a private school in Surana village of Jalore district, was allegedly beaten up on July 20 and he succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad on Saturday.
The accused teacher Chail Singh (40) has been arrested. He has been booked for murder and also under The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati said, "A nine-year-old Dalit student of a private school at Surana in Rajasthan's Jalore district was brutally thrashed by a teacher belonging to upper caste after he drank water from a pot. Yesterday, he died during treatment. No amount of condemnation of this painful incident is less."
1. राजस्थान के जालौर जिले के सुराणा में प्राइवेट स्कूल के 9 साल के दलित छात्र द्वारा प्यास लगने पर मटके से पानी पीने पर सवर्ण जाति के जातिवादी सोच के शिक्षक ने उसे इतनी बेरहमी से पीटा कि कल उसकी इलाज के दौरान मौत हो गई। इस हृदय विदारक घटना की जितनी निन्दा व भर्त्सना की जाए वह कम।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 14, 2022
2. राजस्थान में आएदिन ऐसी जातिवादी दर्दनाक घटनाएं होती रहती हैं। इससे स्पष्ट है कि कांग्रेस की सरकार वहाँ खासकर दलितों, आदिवासियों व उपेक्षितों आदि के जान व इज्जत-आबरू की सुरक्षा करने में नाकाम है। अतः इस सरकार को बर्खास्त कर वहाँ राष्ट्रपति शासन लगाया जाये तो बेहतर।— Mayawati (@Mayawati) August 14, 2022
Slamming the Ashok Gehlot government, she said, "Such painful casteist incidents happen almost everyday in Rajasthan. This incident is a clear example to show that the Congress government has failed in protecting the life and dignity of people, especially the Dalits, tribals and the neglected. Therefore, it would be better if this (current) government (of Rajasthan) is dismissed and President's Rule imposed."