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Letter to the President of India about ‘DALITS MASSACRE IN LAXMANPUR BATHE VILLAGE’

The President of India
Rashtrapati Bhavan,
New Delhi
SUBJECT: DALITS  MASSACRE IN LAXMANPUR BATHE VILLAGE

Hon’ble Sir,
All human beings born in this earth have the right to live with dignity and respect. The Indian society is based on discrimination. The so called untouchables, now called Dalits ( Scheduled Castes) are on the lowest ladder of the Indian society. In independent India, the conditions of DALITS are not so much improved as talked by tall promises of Govt. of India and State Governments.
On 9th October, 2013 Patna High Court passed the order acquitting all the 26 accused in the Laxmanpur  Bathe  massacre by setting aside the verdict of the lower court. The division bench of Justice V.N. Sinha and Justice A.K. Lal maintained there was not a single person who had witnessed the massacre. The court also stated that the prosecution had not produced any evidence that warranted capital punishment or even life imprisonment. It observed that the prosecution had failed to gather evidence in an “impartial and speedy manner”. “We are of the view that the prosecution witnesses are not reliable and so all the convicted persons are entitled to benefit of doubt,” the bench said and directed that all the convicted persons be released forthwith. The order was passed on appeals filed by the 26 persons after they were convicted by the additional district & sessions judge, Patna, Vijay Kumar Mishra in April 2010.
It is humbly prayed that the Govt. of  Bihar be directed to  appeal before the Supreme Court of India  against the order of the Patna High Court in the above matter to get justice to Daits of Laxmanpur Bathe village.
With regards,
Yours faithfully,
SHANTI PRAKASH
(CONVENER)
INDIAN SOCIAL REVOLUTIONARY ORGANISATION
COPY TO :
1.Dr. Manmohan Singh,  Prime Minister, Govt. of India, New Delhi.
2.Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, UPA, New Delhi.
3.Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Chairman, NHRC, New Delhi.
4.Shri Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister, Govt. of Bihar, Patna.

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