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Mevani visits Dalit families in Alwar, enquires about violence during Bharat bandh

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

MLA JigneshMevani today visited families in and enquired about the violence in the district during a Bharat last month.

The from Vadgam constituency in visited a residential area, near the Ambedkar chowk, at Khairthal in Alwar, where the affected families, including women, alleged that they were beaten up by the police after the turned violent.

He also visited the family of a man who was killed in police firing on April 2 and spoke to his parents.

"The families told us that they were brutally beaten up by the police during the April 2 Bharat that was called by organisations. Women were beaten up, houses were damaged, around 70 people were arrested and most of them are still in jail," activist Nikhil Dey, who was accompanying during his visit to the Dalit locality, said over phone.

The MLA is also scheduled to meet the Dalit families of Neem Ka Thana in district in the evening. He will be in tomorrow.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 18:00 IST