Sachin Pilot demands action from his own govt over Dalit boy’s death
Amid the furor over the death of the Dalit boy, Indra Kumar, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is facing the heat from his own party. Sachin Pilot targeted the Gehlot-led Rajasthan government over Indra Kumar’s death.
Sachin Pilot said, “India completed 75 years of Independence. Even 75 years since independence, such discrimination is happening in our system. This is a matter of shame and introspection for all of us. The child was beaten up and he died. He was a 9-year-old child. In the FIR, it has been written that he drank from a pot and the pot belonged to the teacher. The killing of the boy raises many big questions. The backward and Dalit community is under pressure. They told me that they are scared for their personal safety. The compensation has been given and the case has been registered.”
Sachin Pilot warned Ashok Gehlot that ‘the government cannot take things for granted’, and 12 Congress councilors sent resignation letters to the Chief Minister. Pilot also met the boy’s family.
He added, “But the recognition of the school should be cancelled. A message should go to the entire state. A person having a mustache was killed in the Pali district. A Dalit boy will die after being beaten. We cannot accept this system. We have to change it. As far as this incident is concerned, it is not enough to say that such incidents happen in other states too. There should be zero tolerance for such things happening to any helpless person. We cannot say that this is happening in other states, so it is happening here. We cannot wait till the next incident to take action. We have to take some steps to destroy that mindset.”
In Jalore, the 9-year-old Indra Kumar was beaten up by his teacher Chail Singh for touching a drinking water pot in Saraswati Vidya Mandir on July 20, after which Indra Kumar was admitted to the hospital but he succumbed to his injuries on August 13. The culprit Chail Singh has already been arrested.
Earlier, on Tuesday, 12 Congress councilors submitted their resignations.
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