Upper castes hold mahapanchayat
Decrying the arrests in the Dalit children burning case, people belonging to upper castes organised a ‘mahapanchayat’ in the city on Sunday. They accused the authorities concerned of bias and “bowing to the pressure of caste politics”. The meeting attended by members from different associations of Kshatriyas, Brahmins and Rajputs, who said the case was not about “inter-caste fight” but a “feud between two families”.
The upper caste members demanded that the seven arrested persons be released till the probe is completed. The meeting also asked the authorities to first complete the investigation into the earlier killing of three persons from the family of the accused allegedly by relatives of Jitender, father of the deceased children.