Provide protection to Dalit victims, apex court tells Haryana

New Delhi, June 2 (Calcutta Tube) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it was incumbent upon the Haryana government to provide protection to the victims of caste violence in Mirchpur village in Hisar district.

The apex court bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and C.K. Prasad said the failure to provide protection would be viewed seriously.

The Dalits (Balmikis) of Mirchpur were targets of violence by the upper caste Jats April 21. As many as 150 Dalit families were driven out of the village after an arson attack on their homes in Hisar district, about 300 km from Chandigarh.

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