Casteism – While Indian celebs and actors supported Blacklivesmatter, they forgot the right mindset of most of the Indians. Actors have been commenting and lamenting over the death of a pregnant elephant after it ate pineapple with crackers in it.
They seem to have no feelings for a Dalit youth who was killed in UP after he prayed in a Temple in his village. He was shot dead after five days of his prayer. The local temple was defying upper-caste objections.
Four youths from an upper caste family shot Vikas Kumar Jatav, 17, at his home, marginal farmer Om Prakash Jatav told reporters on Sunday.
He said Vikas had on June 1 visited a Shiv temple at their village of Domkhera in Amroha district, 400km northwest of Lucknow.
“Some people, including Horam Chauhan, a youth from an affluent upper-caste family, tried to stop him from entering the temple on the ground of his Jatav identity. But Vikas ignored them and offered prayers there,” Om Prakash said.
“After he had finished praying, several upper-caste villagers thrashed him. We approached the police at the time but they refused to register an FIR.”
He added: “On Saturday night, Horam and three other youths from his family arrived at our home and dragged Vikas out. One of them shot him with a revolver and they all ran away.”