• Haryana's Dalit Movement and Vedpal Tanwar

    Pramod Ranjan (see profile)
    Public Humanities, Scholarly Communication, Sociology
    India--Mirchpur, India--Hisar (District), Dalit women, Dalits, Hajāre, Aṇṇā
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    Lokpal bill, general vk singh, dalit atrocities, Revolt in army, military coup attempt in india
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    On the night of April 21, 2010, the powerful Jat community at Mirchpur in Haryana's Hisar district attacked a Dalit colony. A 70-year-old man and his handicapped daughter were burnt alive in this fire. After that, the Dalits of Mirchpur had to leave the village and run away. Scholar and journalist Pramod Ranjan visited Mirchpur in July 2012. He also met the families of Mirchpur victims, who had taken shelter in the farmhouse of Vedpal Tanwar, a local businessman and social worker, at district headquarters Hisar. This memoir field report is about that tour. In this, the personality of Vedpal Tanwar, who gave shelter to Dalits who were victims of Mirchpur incident, has been highlighted. In this article, it is also known what was the social character of the forces that operated India's famous anti-corruption movement (Anna Hazare's Lokpal movement) in Delhi. Also, this article gives an insight into the Indian Army's attempt to take over the Government of India in 2012. The article referenced in this article (Time to Tell the Truth: The War Within the Army) about coup attempts by the Indian Army can be found at: https://doi.org/10.17613/5jfw -rx89
    This article was published in the June 2012 issue of the bilingual (Hindi-English) magazine Forward Press. The article uploaded here is in both languages. हिंदी में इसका शीर्षक है: “हरियाणा का दलित आंदोलन और वेदपाल तंवर”. इसे यहां भी देखा जा सकता है: https://doi.org/10.17613/7rc3-e369 Another article by Pramod Ranjan on Anna Hazare's movement "Media and Anna's movement" can be found here: https://doi.org/10.17613/n8qf-re38
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