‘We’ve no home, nowhere else to go’
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