Rajat Sharma

Dankaur incident

It was a video that went viral. A video on social medial that brought out the Nation’s outrage towards the plight of the Dalit family in Dankaur. Similarly it was the picture of a young boy studying under a streetlight outside a metro station that prompted the UP Chief Minister to reach out to him. While there is no doubt about the power of Social Media, it is equally important to check the veracity of such images and videos. It is important to avoid a knee jerk reaction without knowing what the truth is. In the Dankaur case too what was initially considered to be a result of police atrocities, turned out in reality to be a form of ‘nude’ protest by the Dalit family when the police failed to register their FIR despite repeated requests.

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