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Homes of 12 Dalit families bulldozed in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

The houses of twelve Dalit families were demolished in the Sagar district village of Raipura Madhya Pradesh. The houses, built under

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Homes of 12 dalit families bulldozed in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh

The houses of twelve Dalit families were demolished in the Sagar district village of Raipura Madhya Pradesh. The houses, built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), were demolished by the Forest Department on the grounds that they were built on forest land.

The incident has sparked a political controversy, with former Chief Minister and INC MP Digvijay Singh organizing a sit-in protest against the demolition. Singh has demanded a meeting with the Sagar District Magistrate (DM), Police Superintendent (SP) and District Forestry Officer (DFO) to seek justice for the Dalit victims.

Singh further accused Govind Singh Rajput of being responsible for demolition of houses belonging to registered caste families. On Twitter, he expressed his outrage and claimed that around ten families of Ahirwar Samaj in Rapura village were attacked on the minister's orders. Singh stressed that this injustice against the disadvantaged scheduled caste community would not be tolerated.

In a tweet, he said that 'About 10 Ahirwar communities of Repura village of Surkhi Vidhansabha of Sagar district were demolished on the instructions of Govind Rajput, Housing Minister, built in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana for Scheduled Castes. Why? Because they are not afraid of the minister".

He further tweeted "Why did the administration keep sleeping when the houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana were being built under the government scheme? Are the houses of BJP leaders not built on government land? Why didn't the bull dozer run over them? This is gross injustice to the poor SC and we will not tolerate it." I will reach Rapura today afternoon. After reaching the spot, I will sit and discuss with the aggrieved Scheduled Caste and decide the future course.

In response, Govind Rajput dismissed the accusations made by the Congress, calling them baseless. He assured that families whose houses were demolished will receive land rights (pattas) under the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojana, a government housing scheme.

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