A Dalit lawyer and activist in Gujarat’s Kutch district was on Friday killed by a man from Mumbai, allegedly over his social media posts criticising Brahminism, The Indian Express reported. The accused and five other suspects were arrested on Saturday.
The lawyer, Devji Maheshwari, was a senior member of the Indian Legal Professionals Association and the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation.
An unidentified Crime Branch official in Mumbai told the newspaper that the accused, identified only as Raval, had threatened Maheshwari in the past too. They both belonged to Rapar town in Kutch. “Maheshwari wrote and shared posts critical of Brahminism on his Facebook page,” the official said. “Raval disagreed with those views and warned Maheshwari on several occasions to refrain from writing such posts publicly.”
Maheshwari’s last post on…