Gujarat Dalit Man Thrashed, House Ransacked for Adding 'Sinh' to His Name
Maulik Jadav told reporters he took this decision to protest an attack on a Dalit man in Banaskantha district after he too had added the suffix 'Sinh' to his name.
Image for representation.
Ahmedabad: Angered by a Dalit man's decision to add the suffix 'Sinh' to his name, a group of Rajputs clashed with Dalits in Dholka town. Two FIRs have been lodged, with both sides blaming the other for the violence.
Maulik Jadhav had recently announced on Facebook that he had added 'Sinh' to his name and he would now be known as Mauliksinh Jadav.
Jadav alleged in his complaint to the police that a Rajput man, whom he identified as Sahdevsinh Vaghela, along with five others, thrashed him and ransacked his house on Tuesday for adding 'Sinh' to his name, police inspector L B Tavdi said on Wednesday.
Jadav told reporters he took this decision to protest an attack on a Dalit man in Banaskantha district after he too had added the suffix 'Sinh' to his name.
"This angered the Rajput members, who had been threatening me for some time on the issue," Jadav added. The police said a counter complaint was lodged by a member of the Rajput community.
Dhirajba Mahipatsinh Vaghela alleged a mob of Dalits ransacked his house and looted valuables on Tuesday night, Tavdi said. Sahdevsinh Vaghela and others have been booked under various sections of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. No arrests have been made in the two cases yet.
'Sinh' is a suffix usually used by men of the Rajput community.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Shraddha Kapoor Left in Tears After Hearing Her Brother Siddhant Sing
- Puma Has an Interactive Store Where You Can Also Get Your New Shoes Customized
- Watch: Ducklings Enjoy Makeshift Water Slide Leaving Netizens Amused
- WhatsApp Has Some New Features For iPhone Users And You Can Use Them Now
- Here's How WhatsApp Dark Mode, Self-Destructing Messages Will Work