Over 100 academicians write to President over post poll violence in
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NEW DELHI: The Centre for Social Development and over 100 academicians have written to President Ram Nath Kovind looking for his fast intervention for safety of SC and ST communities following post-poll violence in West Bengal.
The memorandum stated after the declaration of results of West Bengal meeting polls, “the state-sponsored activists of Trinamool Congress in collaboration with the state police have focused the SC/ST community and unfold the violence of killing, looting, raping, and occupying their land.”
“More than 11,000 people, most of them belonging to SC and ST community have been rendered homeless and over 40,000 affected in the 1627 incidents of brutal attacks,” it stated.
The memorandum stated over 5,000 homes have been “demolished” and “inhuman atrocities and outrage” of 142 ladies and dying of 26 folks has been “registered in the suburban areas belonging to SC/ST community”.
It alleged that SC and ST neighborhood homes, their small outlets have been “demolished and burnt” and “they were given threats of not coming to their homes again”.
“As a consequence, greater than 2,000 folks grew to become refugees as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Assam, Odisha, and Jharkhand,” stated the memorandum.
It stated the SC and ST neighborhood has suffered “burtual violence” and wishes assurance of having the ability to rebuild their homes and correct safety and medical and different services.
“We urge you to immediately intervene and save the SC and ST community and assure social security in West Bengal,” the memorandum stated.
According to Subhash Pahadiya, Professor at Rajesh Pilot Government College, Lalost in Rajasthan, who’s among the many signatories, anybody can win an election however committing atrocities towards those that might have supported rival get together is unsuitable.
“Taking cognisance of the media reports, we signed the memorandum to raise voice against the atrocities that are being done against the SC, ST community in West Bengal by the ruling party after the election results. This is democracy and anyone can win, but committing atrocities against someone because they don’t support you is wrong,” he stated.
Puneet Kumar, Professor, Department of Political Science, Motilal Nehru College, Delhi University, who additionally signed the memorandum, stated they assessed the scenario on the bottom.
“We talked to victims, to our associates on the ground and took into consideration the data of NHRC and National Commission for Scheduled Castes to assess the situation on the ground. We have urged the President to intervene and take action against the ruling party for atrocities done on people who didn’t support them.”

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