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Court says Dalit lawyer who shared Forward Press report is innocent

In Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, Dalit lawyer Prahad Meghwal had shared a news piece about Brahmins in Kerala practising Untouchability even during the floods. A complaint was filed against him for ‘hurting religious sentiments’ and the police were under pressure to arrest him, but the SDM court found him innocent. Prema Negi reports:

Prahlad Meghwal, a Dalit lawyer, had shared on a WhatsApp group a news piece regarding discrimination against Dalits during the recent floods in Kerala. Branding the report as false and designed to spread animosity in society, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) office-bearer filed a complaint against Meghwal at the Chhoti Sadri police station in Pratapgarh district, Rajasthan, demanding action against him. A crowd of around 400-500 people, led by the BJP office-bearer, a Brahmin, reached the police station on 6 September – the day the upper castes had called for a Bharat bhandh. They demanded immediate arrest of Meghwal.

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Prema Negi

Prema Negi is the editor of the website 'Jan Jwar'. She is known for her interviews of literary personalities and academicians

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