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‘Free ration to Mirchpur Dalits’


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New Delhi: The Haryana government on Friday assured the Supreme Court that it would supply foodgrains free of cost for the next four months to over 100 families affected by the April 2010 caste-driven violence in Mirchpur village of Hisar district.

Counsel for Haryana told a bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhhopadhaya that the government would also provide free blankets to each family to sustain themselves during winter at a special camp set up by the government as per an earlier direction of the apex court.

The apex court had on Thursday sought a response from the Haryana government on giving a rehabilitation package to 125 Dalits who were forced to leave the village after killings of a 70-year-old Dalit man and his physically-challenged daughter in April 2010 in the casteist violence.

The court was hearing a PIL seeking monetary assistance for the Dalits who fled Mirchpur village after having been attacked by dominant Jat community there. (PTI)


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