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Ex-CM Rawat sits on fast against death of Dalit youth

IANS  |  Dehradun 

and former Minister on Monday observed an hour-long fast here in protest against the recent death of a Dalit youth in district of

Rawat, along with his supporters, sat in front of a statue of at a park here, saying he thinks good sense will prevail upon the BJP government in the state through his "Maun Vrat" (oath of silence).

"Such heinous anti-Dalit incidents must end in the state," said Rawat.

Jitenda Das, 23, a Dalit, was allegedly beaten up by upper caste men in district recently for eating in front of them while sitting on a

The next day when Das' health deteriorated he was rushed to a where he died on May 5.

Later, Rawat along with Committee and a large number of workers also burnt an effigy of for his comments against late



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 18:34 IST