10,000 Dalits in MP Join Megh Sena To Fight Against Atrocities and Discrimination
Around 10,000 Dalits have joined forces in Madhya Pradesh to form a group called the Megh Sena which fights against the rising caste discrimination and violence against Dalits. The group has united under the slogan “Apna Danda, Apni Topi, Apna Jhanda” meaning “Our Stick, Our Hat, Our Flag.”
The state is in desperate need of anti caste education, and has seen approximately 4,151 cases of crime against scheduled castes in 2014 alone.
The Megh Sena’s state chapter was launched on January 3 around nine years ago and was conceived by the Rashtriya Sarv Meghvansh Mahasabha to work for the welfare of Dalit communities. If Dalit atrocities take place in any village of any MP they are informed within hours and they inform the local police and administration about the incident.
The Sena has attracted more than 100,000 people across India including Madhya Pradesh, Harayana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Gujarat, and has other wings for Women, Youth, Students, Media etc. All members have access to a directory for senior police and administrative officers of the state.
Edited by Manisha