Mayawati demands President’s rule in Rajasthan

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Mayawati demands President’s rule in Rajasthan

Monday, 15 August 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party president and former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati, on Sunday slammed the Congress government in Rajasthan for its failure to protect Dalits, tribals and the marginalised over the death of a Dalit student due to thrashing by a teacher. She demanded imposition of the president's rule in the state.

Reacting sharply to the death of a Dalit student in Rajasthan's Jalore district on Sunday, BSP chief Mayawati tweeted, "Such casteist painful incidents keep happening in Rajasthan every day. It is clear from this that the Congress-led state government has failed to protect the life and honour of Dalits, tribals, the neglected, and others. Therefore, it is better to sack this government and impose president's rule there.”

For drinking water, the teacher of the upper caste beat a student so mercilessly that he died during treatment on Saturday. The condemnation of this heart-wrenching incident is less, she added.

It is noteworthy that 9-year-old Inder Kumar Meghwal, a Dalit child, was allegedly beaten up by a teacher in a private school in Rajasthan for touching a pot of water and the thrashing resulted in the death of the child.

The accused teacher, Chhail Singh (40), has been arrested and booked for murder under the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Inder Meghwal, a student of a private school in Surana village under Sayla police station of Jalore, was thrashed by the teacher on July 20. He died on Saturday at a hospital in Ahmedabad.

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