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Maharashtra 18th June : In the last few days, the situation of social harmony and law-order has deteriorated due to the incidents of caste atrocities in the state. A memorandum of various demands was submitted to the government today by the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi for the purpose of maintaining social health as well as guaranteeing security of the oppressed groups.
Many caste atrocities occurred in Maharashtra in last fews days , the murders of Arvind Bansode (Narkhed, Nagpur), Viraj Jagtap (Pimple Saudagar, Pune), Dagdu Dharma Sonawane( Mahindale, Tal. Bhadgaon, Dist. Jalgaon), Rahul Adsul, Karjat , Pardhi community massacre in Beed and many other violent incidents stirred the whole of Maharashtra in a climate of fear, the Central Committee of the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi drew attention by issuing a statement in the name of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra through its organizational strength through local government establishments across Maharashtra.
What Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi demanded :
Establishment of special courts in areas prone to caste-based atrocities in Maharashtra including Pune, Ahmednagar, Beed, Nagpur,
Appointment of special advocates for judicial proceedings in the cases of Arvind Bansode, Viraj Jagtap and other cases.
To Convey a meeting of the State Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister to review the implementation of the SC-ST Atrocities Act.
VBA was decided to give this memorandum to the administrative representative of the government in the presence of a few office bearers in accordance with the prevailing laws applicable in the state on the background of COVID-19. Accordingly, activists across the state have issued statements.
How VBA will follow up the memorandum given to Chief Minister :
Memorandum given by activists across the state to the government will be followed up by visiting the same office after every three days.
What steps did the government take in the case of caste atrocities? What progress has been made in the investigation? The answers of many of these questions will be asked to the government through a Memorandum every three days across the state.