Mattin was involved in social work and so the police had an eye on him and were harassing him a lot. He used to organise many programs and was very prominent. Since then, the Bajrang Dal have had an eye on him. They used to target him.
The fruits of political path for Dalit Bahujans, set by Manyawar Kanshiram, have certainly been achieved to an extent. Having said that, it is also true that persecution of Dalits and Muslims in UP are on the headlines every now and then. Caste system, driven by Brahmanical social order, is still pervasive in most parts of UP and not all Dalit Bahujans are able to break out of its oppressive structures.
Muslims right now are not thinking about the long term consequences. They are happy if their house, their family and their shop is safe. They do not realize that today if someone else is the target, tomorrow they could be too
Modi ji goes to election campaigns in UP and says that he is the son of UP. If he is UP's son, can he not see his brother's plight? Why could he not find Najeeb? How could he dare to go to UP? Does he not feel ashamed of himself?
The coming together of Dalits, with a new understanding of the attempt to appropriate them into the Hindu religion, and Muslims, with a renewed understanding of caste/social stratification among them, in common platforms of struggles will alone lead to such an endeavor.
As long as [these] institutions fail to comprehend the intractable and immaterial nature of caste discrimination, laws which serve to defend caste Hindu privileges (like criminal defamation, in the present case) will always be used to malign and attack active Dalit, Adivasi and Muslim emancipatory politics.