Dalits stage protest against Jan Lokpal bill presented by Team Anna
Published: Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011, 21:22 IST
Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS
Hundreds of Dalits Wednesday gathered at India Gate and marched
towards Jantar Mantar to protest the Jan Lokpal bill proposed by
activist Anna Hazare and his team.
Under the banner of "Samvidhan Bachao" (Save constitution), the rally
was organised by Indian Justice Party president Udit Raj.
"We won't let the Jan Lokpal bill break the constitution formed by Dr
Ambedkar. How can we trust a panel which is above the prime minister
and the chief justice of India?" said Dheeraj, a businessman.
Delhi Pradesh Valmiki Sanghathan chairman Lal Chand, who also
participated in the rally, said, "I want to ask Annaji when people
were driven away from Maharashtra where was he? What is the guarantee
that the panel will be corruption free?"
The protesters also charged the civil society of being anti-Dalit.
"Civil society is also against the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes,"
said another protester.
"It's not that we are against the bill on corruption, it's precisely
that none of the SC/ST members are part of the panel which is not
giving any priority to the minorities," Udit Raj said.
Some people in the rally also blamed Anna Hazare, who has been fasting
here over the issue since Aug 16, for planning a conspiracy along with
the Bharatiya Janata Party and against the Dalits.
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