Monday, May 14, 2012

Police reluctant to file cases against saffron activists: Dalit leaders
Mangalore: Dalit leaders on Sunday complained about the alleged reluctance of police in filing cases against saffron cadres, who carry out attack in the name of moral policing, during a grievance meet convened by superintendent of police Abhishek Goyal here.
Guruvappa, a dalit leader from Kadaba in Puttur taluk, alleged that assistant sub inspector of Kadaba police Rukmayya Gowda threatened dalit community members when they visited the police station to lodge a complaint against a member of an upper caste community.

"This kind of attitude by the police will help upper class members continue to exploit dalits. The officer also had threatened a dalit family for lodging a complaint against leaders of pro-Hindu organizations, who forced a dalit girl to file a false complaint against a Muslim Youth. Pro-Hindu organizations leaders wanted the girl to file a false complaint that the Muslim youth had tried to kidnap and molest her," he explained.SP Abhishek said that the police have already arrested three accused based on the complaint filed by the girl. "We will initiate action against the ASI if the girl or her family members file a complaint," he added.


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