Dalit families of Rajasthan’s Barmer district have been escorted out of the village causing tension in the village. As many as 70 Dalit families’ were excluded from the village following an FIR on few members of a Rajpurohit family on atrocities against Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes. The matter came into light only after a village resident Dinesh aka Dana Ram Meghwal registered a complaint against the Purohit family for ousting villagers from the village.
The Rajpurohit family is alleged to have posted some derogatory remarks over Dalits on social media sites. After this, an FIR was registered against them for posting such remarks under SC/ST Act. This had annoyed the Rajpurohits, following which they kicked out 70 families from the village.
The police has registered a complaint against 17 members of the Purohit family and police force have been deployed in the area considering any violence eruption. The police is investigating the whole matter.
After the incident, the Purohit family has restricted the Dalits from taking water from the well in the village and the Dalit children are also prohibited from going to schools. The families of Dalit families are confined to their homes. On the other hand, the Purohit family has requested the Vasundhara Raje government to hand over the investigation into SDM’s hands.