Monday, January 18, 2010

[ZESTCaste] 'Ensure that complaints of Dalits are taken seriously'

'Ensure that complaints of Dalits are taken seriously'
TNN, 18 January 2010, 10:17pm IST

ALLAHABAD: Taking serious note of increasing incidents of crime
against the members of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, district
magistrate Sanjay Prasad on Monday asked the district police to step
up its efforts of pinning down culprits responsible for such crimes.

While presiding over a meeting of district vigilance and monitoring
committee meeting attended by people's representatives, the official's
attention was drawn towards the fact that perpetrators of crime
against Dalits were roaming scott free.

Prasad directed the district social welfare officer to ensure that
complaints of the Dalits were taken seriously by the authority
concerned and a detailed report of action taken was sent to the
people's representatives including MPs and MLAs.

He also directed the authorities to hold a fresh inquiry into
incidents of murders of SC/ST people committed after the year 2008 and
ensure speedy justice to the family members of the victims. He added
that there was no dearth of funds for providing relief to the victims
and aggrieved families. He also asked the ADM city and SP city to hold
fortnightly meetings of atrocities committed against the Dalits.

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