Haryana: Dalit man, daughter forced to eat cow dung, assaulted,NHRC sends notice to Haryana govt

New Delhi(PTI): The National Human Rights Commission has issued notice to Haryana government over alleged acts of atrocity against a Dalit family in Haryana’s Hisar and called for a report in the matter within two weeks. The Commission has taken suo motu cognisance of a media report that in Muzadpur village of Hisar district, some influential persons allegedly barged into the house of a Dalit person and compelled him and his daughter to eat cow dung. They also physically assaulted and injured them. When the duo went to the hospital for treatment, they were again attacked and beaten by the assailants.

“The content of the press report, it true, raise serious issue of violation of human rights of the Dalit family,” observed the Commission as it issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, government of Haryana calling for a report in the matter within two weeks.

According to the media report, carried on November 23, the victim and his daughter have stated that they had been targeted after a statue of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar was erected in the village, despite opposition from some villagers, an NHRC statement said.