70 Dalit families in Rajasthan restricted from accessing basic amenities by dominant Rajpurohit families

As many as 70 Dalit families from the village of Kanudi in Rajasthan, district Barmer were reportedly excluded from having access to basic amenities by the dominant Rajpurohit families. The matter sweltered after a resident of the village Rawat Ram filed a complaint with the police against some members of a Rajpurohit family for allegedly posting some condescending remarks on Dalits on different social media sites.

Soon after the complaint, the dominant caste allegedly banished the villagers from the village. The complaint also states that the Rajpurohit families have constrained the Dalits from drawing water from the common wells and their kids were stopped by the dominant caste from going to school.

After getting a complaint the police has registered a complaint against the 16 members of the village and have given an assurance that a fair investigation will be conducted in the matter. The police have been deployed in the area to avert any troublesome incident. Because of the intervention from the police, the children have been permitted to attend school.

On the other hand, the Rajpurohit families have refuted any such allegations. Expressing their reaction on the matter, Glab C Kataria, the Rajasthan Home Minister stated that an action will be taken against the ones found guilty in the case.

He said, “In law, everyone is allowed to live by their rights and if anyone has barred a person of their fundamental rights, I will take action against them”.

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