Rights of Dalits being violated: BSP

The BSP on Friday said the Akhilesh Yadav government has failed to stop the atrocities against Dalits in the state.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:July 21, 2012 2:11 am

The BSP on Friday said the Akhilesh Yadav government has failed to stop the atrocities against Dalits in the state. Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council and BSP general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui said the government did not protect the rights of the Dalits when they were barred from entering temples in Chandauli,Ghaziabad and Saharanpur districts recently.

Attacking the government over the law and order situation in the state,Siddiqui said two communal riots (in Pratapgarh and Kosi Kalan) have already taken place in the state.

He also said “the police were leaving unclaimed bodies by the roadsides,autopsies were being performed in the open and a jailed ruling party MLA was roaming around in the state and had even grabbed a police officer by his collar”.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Swami Prasad Maurya said the government had stopped counselling at Government Medical College,Kannauj,which was built under Special Component Plan meant for the uplift of Dalits,and in which 70 per cent of the seats are reserved for SC/ST students.

He said the counselling was stopped at the medical college in violation of the Government of India’s guidelines meant to bring the Dalits into mainstream.

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