Two more Dalits roughed up

Doti, November 1:

In yet another incident of oppression of Dalits, some so-called upper caste people of Dauda VDC in Doti have roughed up two Dalits in the village.

Dauda residents Dil Bahadur Singh, Rana Bahadur Singh and Bhakta Bahadur Singh beat up Dumbar Biswokarma and Sita Devi Biswokarma on October 28.

Dumber is the former chairman of the Doti Haliya Liberation Society and Sita Devi is its current chairman. They have been living in the house of Deel Bahadur Singh and Rana Bahadur Singh as land tillers (Haliyas).

Haliyas were liberated by the DDC at the initiative of various social organisations in the district who started advocating for the rights of the Haliyas. Talking to RSS, the victims said: “If Haliya liberation leaders are subjected to such an ill-treatment, what will be the condition of the rest of Haliyas?”