The Indian Express – No mention of Bhim Army in UP government report

The report also sequences the events of May 9 and 23 that triggered clashes, with Rajputs allegedly stopping Dalits from installing a statue of B R Ambedkar inside the Ravidas temple at Shabbirpur village.

New Delhi, 26 May 2017. The UP government’s report on the recent violence in Saharanpur does not mention the Bhim Army, a group that has been spearheading the Dalit agitation in the area and has been accused of instigating violence.

The report, which was received by the Home Ministry on Thursday, says that on 5 May 5, BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal tried to take out a procession of Rajputs through a Dalit area to garland a bust of Maharana Pratap, stoking the violence.

The report also sequences the events of May 9 and 23 that triggered clashes, with Rajputs allegedly stopping Dalits from installing a statue of B R Ambedkar inside the Ravidas temple at Shabbirpur village.

MHA officials said that 400 Rapid Action Force personnel had been sent to Saharanpur to help the state government restore peace in the area. The UP government had requested the forces.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/no-mention-of-bhim-army-in-up-govt-report-4674075/

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