With brutal murder of Dalit student in UP; heres what Jignesh Mewani had to say
With a Dalit law student murdered in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad, Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani appealed the Dalits of the state to raise their voice against the excesses in the Yogi Adityanath government.
It need be mentioned that 26-yr-old Dalit law student Dilip Saroj was assaulted by a group of men with hockey sticks and bricks on Friday night and he later succumbed to his injuries.
The Dalit leader also urged members of the community in the northern state to prevent chief minister Yogi Adityanath from paying tribute to the statue of Dr Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar unless the Bheem Army chief Chandrasekhar was not released by April 1.
Chandrasekhar, who was arrested 10 months ago on charges of inciting violence, is lodged at Saharanpur Jail.
The district administration had charged him under the National Security Act in November extending his remand by another three months despite being granted bail by the Allahabad high court in 27 related cases.
Mewani was speaking at a rally organised by the Democratic Students Front to push for Chandrasekhar’s release in Meerut.
Mewani claimed that the BJP government was targeting him and Chandrasekhar in an attempt to divert the people’s attention from the core issues of “roti, kapda, makaan, chikitsa and rozgar”. >