‘We’ve no home, nowhere else to go’

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI -

Brah­mdev Ram Gupta, a res­i­dent of Dhan­bad in Jhark­hand, was among those who were thrown out of the Jan­tar Man­tar in the Cap­i­tal on Mon­day. Gupta, his wife, and three chil­dren, in­clud­ing a 9-year-old girl, have been protest­ing against the “caste-based” vi­o­lence that they suf­fered back home. Gupta and his wife both have bruises on their bod­ies. “We were thrown out of our own home by some goons and we were beaten bru­tally. We some­how or the other man­aged to save our­selves and come to Delhi to seek the gov­ern­ment’s help,” he said. The fam­ily was left be­wil­dered when the evac­u­a­tion drive started. “We are new to the city of Delhi. We don’t know where to go now. And we can’t af­ford the rent at Ramlila Maidan,” Gupta said. The thought of re­turn­ing to Dhan­bad sends a shiver down the fam­ily’s spine. “How can we go back? We have noth­ing there. I will have to search for some work now,” the 55-year-old said.

Brah­mdev Ram Gupta and his fam­ily

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