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RPI PANVEL PROTEST ATTACK ON DALITS

rpi-1A protest was held by the RPI in Raigad against the attack on a Dalit family in Deriwali village. RPI’s Raigad District Head Jagdish Gaekwad has alleged that Panvel Municipal Council President Prashant Thakur was safeguarding the attackers. The attack on a Dalit family on November 5 on a land dispute seems to be taking a political turn. The RPI who are the supporters of Panvel Municipal Council have themselves alleged that the Panvel Municipal Council President Prashant Thakur was defending the attackers of the Dalit family. Speaking during a press conference, RPI’s Raigad District Head Jagdish Gaekwad alleged that the attacker Vishnu Bhoir along with 15 others were from the Congress party and relatives of Prashant Thakur, the reason why political pressure was being put to safeguard them from the police. The Dalit victim Harishchandra Gaekwad informed how first the Congress worker Vishnu Bhoir attacked the watchman who was patrolling the land and later on attacked him too. Jagdish Gaekwad has threatened that they would take to streets if the police did not arrest the attackers.

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