Friday, September 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] BSP petition seeks facilities at dalit leader memorial

BSP petition seeks facilities at dalit leader memorial
PTI | 04:08 PM,Aug 31,2011

Madurai, Aug 31 (PTI): BSP state unit has filed a petition in the
Madras High Court bench here, seeking facilities like drinking water,
food stalls and information booths at the memorial of Dalit leader
Immanuel Sekaran in Ramanathapuram district on his 54th death
anniversary on September 11. BSP State General secretary E P
Jeevankumar submitted that police are not permitting even food stalls
at the venue, which would be visited by about 15 lakh people and that
denial was a violation of human rights. Sekaran was born Oct 9 1924.
He participated in the Quit India movement when 18 and was arrested
and detained for three months. Then he joined indian army and later
became a youth congress leader. He worked for the promotion of social
justice and equality of the down trodden until he was killed in a riot
in 1957.

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