MUMBAI: Dalit organizations in Maharashtra have threatened a stir in Mumbai even as the state government has assured re-trial in Nitin Aage murder case where all the accused were acquitted by the court.
'Bheem Army Bharat Ekta Mission' an umbrella organization of small Dalit groups on Wednesday gave a call for protest march in Mumbai on December 5. On December 6, the death anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar lakh of Dalit followers of Ambedkar gather in Mumbai. They generally start coming to Mumbai from December 4 onwards. In this light the protest March is likely to create a huge stir.
Just prior to the call given by the Dalit organization social justice minister Rajkumar Badole had said that the government is duty-bound to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice and even a re-trial would be conducted in the case if needed.
He also said that the officials who have erred in the case too would be punished and the government will provide a special public prosecutor.
Meanwhile, BJP MP Amar Sable and member of state SC/ST commission Justice C L Thool who met Nitin Aage's family at their village Kharda in Ahmednagar district on Tuesday had said that the family members would be provided with security, accommodation, pension and means for livelihood. They also assured them legal help from the commission to fight the case further.
"The government is of the opinion that the guilty in the case need to be punished. The government will study the case thoroughly and contest it in the higher court or even order a re-trial," Sable said as he interacted with father, mother and two sisters of Nitin Aage, who was brutally killed, allegedly for having a love affair with a high-caste Maratha girl by her family members in 2014.