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Madhya Pradesh Dalit family is 'forced' to live in toilet for four years: Report


By Our Representative
A Dalit family in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh has been forced to live in a toilet for the last several years, said a media report, even though the administration denied that the family is living like this. Maganlal Ahirwar, his wife and four children live in Keshavgarh Gram Panchayat of Mohangarh area of Tikamgarh district, Madhya Pradesh, are have been living in the toilet for four years, the report said.
Ahirwar’s wife Phula Devi has been quoted as saying that she had told the authorities several times that her family didn’t get house under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, but no one listened to her. The couple even got their daughter married in the same toilet. Ironically, they even got an electricity connection and gas connection under the Ujjwala scheme.
When brought to light, Mohangarh tehsildar Dr Abhijeet Singh, told to media that he got to know about the case and hs sought report. Maganlal Ahirwar had come to his office a few days back, but had denied that he was living in the toilet with his family. He has an ancestral house in the village. He might have lived in a toilet earlier but currently he is not living there, Dr. Singh added.

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