Tuesday, November 9, 2010

[ZESTCaste] DC Takes Stock of Atrocities against SC/ST and Action



Mangalore: DC Takes Stock of Atrocities against SC/ST and Action

By Violet Pereira, Team Mangalorean

Mangalore, Nov 8: The district-level social welfare and development
committee held a press conference in the DC office hall on Monday,
November 8 morning with the deputy commissioner addressing on the
crime rate on SC and ST in urban areas.

Deputy commissioner Subodh Yadav addressed the taluk representatives
on the report submitted by them on crime rates on SC and ST in their
respective areas.

Speaking to the representavives he said that situation arising out of
increasing atrocities against SC and ST in urban areas is the
principal responsibility of the state government. The state government
must post 2 or 3 SC and ST officials where the people are vulnerable
and implement the laws to protect the people, according to him.

Further he said the officials and representatives had to work for the
welfare and development of the people in general and vulnerable
sections in particular. Equality of status and opportunity to all
citizens are guaranteed. The strategy of the state is to secure
distributive justice and allocation of resources to support programmes
for social economic and educational advancement of the weaker section
in general and those of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes,
backward classes to avoid injustice and exploitaion.

There was a face-to-face discussion on the crime rate in urban areas
and how to get control over it. The taluk heads explained the problems
confronting SC/ST people in urban areas and urged to provide
justice to the same.

Additional deputy commissioner S A Prabhakar Sharma and police
officials as well as taluk heads were present in this meet.

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