Elections 2019: Mr Modi, Where’s Employment, Safety, Self-Respect, Ask Dalits in Saharanpur
April 4, 2019
Shabbirpur Village at Saharanpur district in Western Uttar Pradesh had witnessed caste violence between Thakurs and Dalits in 2017. The violence took place after Thakurs allegedly objected to Dalit icon BR Ambedkar’s statue in the village. Several houses belonging to Dalits were destroyed in the arson. It was this Dalit agitation after Shabbirpur incident that led to rise of Bhim Army led by Chandrashekhar Azad 'Ravan'. Newsclick visited the village to talk to the people about their issues ahead of the first phase of the 2019 general elections.
First published in Newsclick.
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