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Dalits demonstrate against denial of water

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Led by president of All J and K Dalit Mandal, Pankaj Sangral, over 200 members of the community, including women and children, sat on a dharna at the press club here against denial of water from the local pond by upper caste people.

"Despite repeated complaints by our community members, local administration, particularly police in Kathua is not taking any action against some upper caste people in the village, who are threatening the families regularly", Sangral told reporters here today.

"We demand justice-- we are being subjected to casteism in this century", he said.

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First Published: Mon, September 24 2012. 18:05 IST