The Laxmipeta Dalit Struggle Solidarity Committee has demanded that the state government immediately set up a special court at Laxmipeta and begin the trial of the persons accused for massacring five dalits at there on June 12. They also demanded that the trial be completed within three months.
The committee’s convener Bojja Tharakam accused the state government of dawdling in bringing the guilty to the book and criticised it for issuing GO no 103 for setting up of a special sessions court at Srikakulam town instead of at Laxmipeta.
Addressing mediapersons at a half-day protest here on Wednesday against the delay of setting up of the court, Bojja Tarakam demanded that the state government should immediately withdraw GO No 103 and set up the court there.
State convenor of the Dalit Stree Shakti Geddam Jhansi demanded that the state government distribute 250 acres of land among the landless Dalits in Laxmipeta village and alleged that the state government was shielding the upper-caste culprits.