AMARAVATI: TDP National General Secretary Nara Lokesh on Monday accused the Jaganmohan Reddy Government of harassing and driving the Dalit youths to think of joinging the Maoist groups unable to tolerate the oppression and discrimination.
Lokesh termed it as unfortunate that tonsure victim Vara Prasad was now looking towards Naxalism instead of thinking about carving a golden future for himself.
The former Minister, in a Twitter post here, said that the YSRCP regime’s anti-Dalit policies were the reason for driving Vara Prasad into despair and frustration. The Dalit youth was humiliated and tonsured right in the police station premises in East Godavari just because he questioned and opposed the illegal sand transporation.
Lokesh flayed the Government for not taking any action till now against the YSRCP local leaders who had conspired against Vara Prasad. The ruling party leaders were targetting and attacking the Dalits for turning against the Government’s oppression and autocratic tendencies.
Demanding the YSRCP to tender a public apology to the Dalit community, Mr. Lokesh said the Jagan Reddy regime should at least now do justice to the tonsure victim by taking immediate action against the culprits.
It may be recalled that the Dalit victim wrote a letter to the President of India narrating his harrowing experience. Vara Prasad, belonging to Munikudali village of Sitanagaram mandal in Rajanagaram assembly segment, wrote that all the Constitutional institutions in the State had failed to do justice to him. People in power were offering money to suppress the case but they were not interested in punishing the guilty. Vara Prasad said he was thinking of choosing another way to protect his dignity since the laws of the land had failed him.