Tribals forced to eat human excreta in Betul - Act a blot on humanity

This story was reported in today Hindustan Times, Bhopal Edition & Rajya Ki Nai Dunia. It is total violation of human rights, an act which not only needs to be condemned by all but needs immediate reaction by the State. This is blot on HUMANITY and should not be accepted at any cost.

Betul,Madhya Pradesh: Six persons, including the husband of a village "sarpanch" were arrested for allegedly forcing two tribals to consume human excreta in full public view, police said.While the police claim the act was preformed by the accused over the dispute related to theft of wood, the tribals, who were admitted to the hospital, alleged the treatment was meted out to them as a punishment for demanding job cards under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Schemes (NREGS).

The victims, Nathuram alias Dhannu and Mainu Adivasi, claimed they had approach Mannu Gond, husband of the village sarpanch who handle all her official affairs, and sought their job cards under their scheme. Infuriated by their demand, Gond and five others forced them to consume human excreta in front of the villagers, they alleged.

Cases were registered under various section of IPC against six person for forcing Dhannu and Mainu to consume human excreta.