Ranchi: Various organisations, including Dalit Soshan Mukti Manch and the Bhartiya Buddhist Society Mahasangh on Tuesday raised concerns over prevailing unemployment, illiteracy and the attack on the Dalit communities in Jharkhand and other parts of the country.
Addressing a gathering at old Vidhan Sabha building, the main speaker and former MP Ramchandra Dome said Dalits and the Scheduled Castes (SC) are facing the worst impact of social discrimination even after 76 years of Independence.
He accused the Centre of bringing in amendments to render the laws related to preventing atrocities against SCs and the STs ineffective. He said all the exploited sections of society should come together to fight against deprivation of their rights. The former MP said a large number of Dalits in Jharkhand are landless and they are also being displaced from the forest as they have not been provided land pattas under the Forest Rights Act. He said due to unemployment, a significant section of Dalit population migrates from Jharkhand for work. He added that Dalits were also not getting adequate allocation under the special component plan (SCP) of the central government.
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