Monday, November 15, 2010

[ZESTCaste] CPI(M) holds rally to focus on dalit rights

CPI(M) holds rally to focus on dalit rights

Shimla, Nov 15 (PTI) The CPI(M) in Himachal Pradesh today held a rally
here to focus on dalit rights, highlighting the discrimination against
them in different areas.

Hundreds of CPI(M) workers gathered at Panchayat Bhawan and marched on
to Ambedkar Chowk and held a rally.

The party has conducted a comprehensive survey in the state on the
different forms of social discrimination being practiced in the state,
state committee member Tikender Panwar said, addressing the rally.

The survey covered over 35,000 households and more than 50 types of
discrimination were identified, he said.

Panwar appealed to the the government to implement the constitutional
provisions for welfare of dalits and maintain strict vigil to ensure
that no atrocities were committed in form of untouchability, denying
access to temples, common sources of water and public functions.

The rally also gave a call for holding a massive state level
convention at Mandi on February 6, 2011, which would be a more broad
based front to fight social discrimination. PTI PCL

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