Left leader urges Chidambaram to intervene in Bhagana issue
New Delhi, Jul 20 : Former Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Khet Majdoor Union General Secretary Nagendra Nath Ojha today urged Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to intervene in the issue of dalits of Bhagana village in Haryana's Hisar district who have left their homes alleging social boycott by members of upper caste over a land dispute.
Mr Ojha, in a letter to Mr Chidambaram, said dalits of the village have left their homes since May 21, 2012 after alleged social boycott and terror against them and they have been camping in front of Mini Secretariat in Hisar.
The veteran communist leader claimed that about 70 members of the victim families have been on a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi since July 2.
Mr Ozha said the trouble started when the dominant class of the village illegally occupied the Gram Samaj land worth more than 200 acres.
"I urge upon the government to intervene immediately to ensure justice to the victim families and steps should be taken for their rehabilitation," the former MP added.
Mr Ojha, who met the agitators at Jantar Mantar today, said he would sit on a dharna tomorrow in support of the victim families.
"It is very shocking that in a developed state like Haryana, heinous crimes against dalits are reported from every corner of the state every day," he alleged.