Take measures to avoid Khairlanji-like incidents in future: Ashok Chavan

Published: Monday, Aug 23, 2010, 21:21 IST
Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI

Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan today said that an independent
institution like Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) should be
asked to study the root cause of social tensions and suggest remedies
to avoid incidents like dalit killings in Khairlanji in future.

Chavan had convened a meeting to discuss the Khairlanji issue and
incidents of injustice meted out to scheduled caste citizens.

He said that the CBI which investigated the case of the murders of
four members of a Dalit family in Khairlanji, has decided to appeal
against the high court judgment of converting the death sentence of
the six accused to 25 years imprisonment, in the Supreme Court.

The chief minister also stressed the need to examine how the state
government can successfully put forth its stand in the apex court.

He felt the need of the hour was to understand the reasons behind
atrocities on dalits and find lasting solutions.

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