July 05, 2020

Remove Manu Statue: DSMM

THE Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch extends its support to the demand made by several dalit activists and organisations for the removal of the Manu statue in the premises of the High Court at Jaipur. This statue was placed there 31 years ago by a group of advocates who wanted to pay homage to him as a lawmaker.

The DSMM, in a statement issued on July 2, said that the Manusmriti is a text that glorifies the worst forms of inequality, discrimination and oppression. It upholds birth ordained inequality and prescribes punishment based on caste and gender. DSMM therefore supports the demand for removal of the statue by August 15, and will participate in the campaigns to achieve this.