UP village ‘boycotts’ Dalit youth for beating drum on Holi

BAREILLY: A Dalit adolescence named Nanhe Singh, resident of Manawala village in Thakurdwara tehsil of Moradabad district, used to be allegedly boycotted by all the village because he celebrated the festival of Holi f by beating a dhol (drum). Annoyed with his act, people from upper castes held a panchayat and decided that nobody would have any touch with the Dalit man and if any shopkeeper in the village offered him anything, a positive of Rs 2,000 would be imposed upon him.

After the panchayat, the victim approached police. Officials said that on Tuesday night time, Nanhe Singh approached them and narrated all the incident. Manawala is a hamlet positioned on Seohara-Thakurdwara road with a total population round 3,500 people, said Sanjay Singh, husband of village head Soni Devi. Singh said that he used to be in Lucknow with his wife to attend a meeting when the incident took place.

“Ours is a SC-dominated village with round 2,000 Dalits. The matter came to my wisdom after I arrived from Lucknow. There used to be some misunderstanding amongst some villagers which has been sorted out amicably. As of now, there is not any dispute in the village,” Singh said.

Meanwhile, inspector Rajesh Solanki, Thakurdwara station area officer, said, “During our investigation, we discovered that it used to be a matter of disagreement between the complainant and a shopkeeper. The village has a handful of stores. After the incident, the accused shopkeeper accumulated different buyers and asked them to not sell anything to Nanhe Singh. We have discovered that no panchayat took place as discussed by the complainant.”
UP village ‘boycotts’ Dalit youth for beating drum on Holi UP village ‘boycotts’ Dalit youth for beating drum on Holi Reviewed by kailash soni on March 14, 2018 Rating: 5
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