Caste slur poster row: Valmiki Mahasabha meets the DM
MEERUT: A delegation of sanitary workers on Monday protested at the collectorate, seeking strict action against those who pasted posters with casteist slurs on Tilak Road.
The Bhartiya Valmiki Mahasabha asked district magistrate Pankaj Yadav to pull up the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of Tilak Road for allegedly pasting the posters.
Mukul Kumar Gahlot, general secretary of the organization, said, “The language of the posters which are pasted by the Tilak road RWA was objectionable. They abused our community. We asked the administration to take immediate strict action against the RWA. We have also written to the state government and SC/ST commission in this regard.”
In one of the posters, vegetable sellers are called by their caste name and it is mentioned that only two sellers would be allowed at a time into the colony. Besides, no ragman would be allowed to enter the colony.
Ankur Bansal, president of the RWA said, “We had never pasted such posters at our colony and someone is trying to provoke the people belongs to a particular caste. All the members of our association are well educated and we respect all the people irrespective of their caste and community.”
Bansal has already filed a complaint at Lalkurti police station on Sunday in this regard and the police is investigating into the matter.