Dalit forced to lick own spit in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr

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Bulandshahr, July 1: Another case of discrimination and atrocities against Dalits has come to light in Uttar Pradesh where a Dalit man was punished by the village panchayat in Bulandshahr over interfaith marriage.

A Dalit  in Bulandshahr district has alleged that he was made to spit and lick his own saliva off the floor by the village panchayat as a punishment after his son married a Muslim woman. He alleged that the panchayat also said that his wife and daughter should be paraded naked.

 

“During a Panchayat meeting, I was asked to spit and lick my own spit because my son married a Muslim woman. Panchayat also asked me to leave the village,” the victim said,” he said. adding that he and his family were asked to leave the village as a punishment.

 “They said that my wife and daughter should be paraded naked,” he added.

The victim further claimed that his son and the Muslim girl had already registered their marriage in the court.

Taking note of the complaint, the police said that the matter will be probed. “We have received a complaint from a Dalit man who said that he was made to spit and lick his own spit during a panchayat meeting as his son had married a Muslim woman. We will take strict action against those responsible,” SP Dehat Bulandshahr said.

 

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