FREEDOM PRESS BUREAU
Hyderabad, Oct 11: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President and MP Capt N Uttam Kumar Reddy strongly condemned the rise in atrocities against Dalits across the state and expressed his resolve to fight to get justice for the victims.
Uttam Kumar Reddy was speaking to media persons after the Congress leaders had interaction with many Dalit victims from across Telangana state at Gandhi Bhavan on Sunday.
The programme was organised by TPCC SC Dept Chairman Preetam.
Family members of a farmer, Narasimha, from Gajwel constituency, who committed suicide, explained how TRS Government forcibly took away their land which drove Narasimha to suicide. Similarly, family members of Rajababu of Mallaram in Bhupalpally district, explained how Rajababu was brutally murdered by TRS leaders. Uttam Kumar Reddy also spoke to the father of a 13-year-old Dalit girl who was set ablaze after she resisted rape attempt.
A total of eight Dalit families who were subjected to atrocities like an attempt to rape, murder, abetment to suicide, grabbing of land or houses, etc, shared their grievances with the Congress leaders.
Uttam Kumar Reddy, along with other leaders, heard all the families and promised that the Congress party would fight to get justice for them. He also distributed Rs 50,000 to each of those families which were donated by ex-MLA K, Lakshma Reddy, AICC Secretary A.
Sampath Kumar, TPCC Vice President & ex-MP Dr Mallu Ravi and other leaders were also present on the occasion.