Monday, September 19, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Steps to protect SC/ST people from atrocity: Nitish

Steps to protect SC/ST people from atrocity: Nitis
Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011, 17:35

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said all steps
were being taken to ensure that people belonging to scheduled caste
and tribe were not subjected to any atrocity.

"We are firm in our resolve to rein in atrocities on SC/ST people. We
have taken all steps to ensure that they do not face any atrocity,"
Kumar told a meeting held to review state-wide vigil and monitoring of
cases under Prevention of SC/ST Atrocity Act here.

"If a matter is reported, police should take immediate and effective
steps so that a speedy trial is possible for the conviction of the
perpetrators," he said.

He asked the officials of Revenue and Land Reform department to
effectively review distribution of government land to the SC/ST
beneficiaries and ensure that no no injustice was done.

Stating that there was proposal to set up one SC/ST police station in
every district by the end of current fiscal, he said now ten such
police stations were in operation.


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