Week After Deputy Sarpanch's Murder in Gujarat, Jignesh Mevani Claims 116 Dalits Face Death Threats
A week after the killing of Manji Solanki, a Dalilt deputy Sarpanch of Jalila Village in Botad district of Gujarat, independent MLA Jignesh Mevani on Monday claimed that as many as 116 Dalits in Gujarat’s Kutch district are facing death threats and demanded adequate security from the state government.
Solanki, who died after being beaten up by a group of people who first knocked over his motorcycle with a car, had demanded security but to no heed.
“There are 116 Dalits who are running the risk of being killed in Kutch district only for attempting to cultivate the land they are bona fide owner of it,’’ said Jignesh Mevani.
He questioned Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani’s government saying that will he protect Dalits or let them die.