Govts biased against Dalits: Samiti
Tribune News Service Haridwar, June 26
The Arakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, a non-political organisation of the Dalits, has accused the Central and state governments of meting out step-motherly treatment to the community.
President of the committee Bhan Pal Singh, while addressing a meeting here today, said everyone should be given equal opportunity and the Dalits should be ensured social justice. He, however, alleged that the Central and state governments adopt a casual approach when it comes to the issues of the Dalit community.
He alleged Dalits were not being given employment and promotion as per the reservation clauses owing to “anti-Dalit” attitude of the governments. He alleged there had been a remarkable spurt in violent crimes against Dalit communities. Students belonging to this community were being deprived of scholarships.
Bhan Pal Singh said to press for their demands, a mega convention was being organised at Community Centre -1, BHEL, on June 28. Dalit leaders from across the state would attend the convention.
Eng. RP Singh, Uttarakhand Sanitation Employees Commission chairperson Kiran Pal Valmiki and former Nainital BJP parliamentarian Har Pal Sathi would also participate.
He said they would press the government for the immediate implementation of the Mohammed Irshad Hussain Committee report, filling of government (reserved) posts, allocation of funds under a special component plan to be spend only on the Dalit community, compensation and rehabilitation of Dalits residing in Lakhnauta chauraha village and permanent jobs for sanitation employees in civic and government departments.