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1991 Dalit massacre: Committee to challenge HC verdict

More than 40 Dalit and Left organisations have joined to form the ‘Struggle Committee for Justice to Tsunduru Dalits’, in order to challenge the High Court verdict given recently, acquitting all the accused in 1991 Dalit massacre case.

“We are going to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the High Court’s verdict. Also, a nationwide campaign has also been planned, under which seminars, public discussions, symposiums and other meetings will be held,” said Bojja Tharakam, the Special Public Prosecutor for the case in High Court and representing the Republican Party of India, at a press conference on Thursday.

Other members including individual writers and activists from various organisations who were present at the press conference, also condemned the acquittal of the 21 accused in the case pertaining to massacre of eight Dalits.

Organisations which are part of the committee include Republican Party of India, Kula Nirmoolana Porata Samithi, Progressive Organisation of Women, Human Rights Forum, Chaitanya Mahila Sangham, Kula Vivaksha Porata Samithi, Centre for Dalit Studies, Virasam, Dalit Camera, International Federation of Trade Unions, Progressive Democratic Students Union, Arunadaya, Anveshi and others.

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