Upper caste people in Samter village in Gir Somnath district allegedly attacked Dalits who took out a bike rally in support of the Dalit Asmita Yatra on Saturday night.
Dalit Camera reported that the people said to belong to the Darbar community attacked members of the bike rally with broken bottles and stones when the rally passed through Samter village. Una is about five kilometres from Samter.
‚ÄúDarbars had come on to the roads and were threatening the police with more violence. When they noticed the presence of the DC reporter, they attempted to charge at her. Thanks to a lucky mistake, the entire incident has been recorded. DC also managed to talk to a local who mentioned that the members of the dalit community passed through Samter and spoke in a 'derogatory manner' about 'gaumata' which 'instigated' the Darbar community thus leading to violence,‚ÄĚ Dalit Camera reported. Read the full post here.
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The Dalit Asmita Yatra was started on August 5 from Vejalpur in Ahmedabad. It would travel 400km to Una in time for Independence Day, to protest the thrashing of four Dalit men in Mota Samadiyala village on July 11.