My head hangs in shame over Dalit atrocities: PM Modi

The Hub for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe will help Dalits and Adivasis become entrepreneurs so that they can provide jobs to others, he said.

By: PTI | Ludhiana | Updated: October 18, 2016 7:19 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his “head hangs in shame” over incidents of atrocities on Dalits that take place even after 70 years of Independence and called for more focused efforts to correct social anomalies. Citing the example of Guru Gobind Singh in raising his voice against casteism and untouchability, Modi said: “We know that due to our societal anomalies, hearing out some incidents targeting our Dalit brothers even today, my head hangs in shame. After 70 years of Independence, we cannot wait longer”. At the launch of a National SC/ST Hub in Ludhiana, he said: “We will have to sharpen the focus of our direction. The aspirations of a Dalit or an Adivasi exceed those of other youth in the country. If they get an opportunity they will not lag behind in changing the fortunes of India.”

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The Hub for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe will help Dalits and Adivasis become entrepreneurs so that they can provide jobs to others, he said. Modi also mentioned that under the Startup India, Standup India scheme, 1.25 lakh branches of nationalised banks in the country have been directed to sanction loans up to Rs 1 crore to at least one woman, and one person each belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe categories, adding that the move can help create 3.75 lakh such entrepreneurs. The National SC/ST Hub, under the MSME Ministry, was announced in the Budget. With an initial outlay of Rs 490 crore, the hub will work towards strengthening market access/ linkage, monitoring, capacity building, leveraging financial support schemes and sharing industry-best practices.

It will also enable central public sector enterprises to fulfil the procurement target set by the government. The Public Procurement Policy 2012 stipulates that 4 per cent of procurement done by ministries, departments and CPSEs will have to be from enterprises owned by SC/ST entrepreneurs. “I have requested the state governments that 4 per cent should be procured from goods manufactured by Dalits to encourage them,” Modi said. The Prime Minister emphasised upon efforts to bring backward sections of the society into the centre of economic activity.

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    Imaginath
    Oct 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm
    Your neck should hang in shame. In how many movies would we stupid fools have seen a brutal human butcher politician speaking on stage like a saint. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We see that in real life in you. Political realty show by BUTCHER MODI.
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      MyTake
      Oct 18, 2016 at 9:06 pm
      Empowering Dalits with free vocational education and other economic schemes will be the answer. Quota/ration may stay for time being but these are not the right answer rather a burden in the long term.
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        Raje
        Oct 18, 2016 at 1:26 pm
        Our nation hangs in shame because educated Mullahs like you still support Triple Talaq and such stone age rules. Educated Muslims like you use all comforts of life with good education but when it comes to reforming oneself or its religion...the educated mullah is back to stone age thinking... Educated Mullah talks w time of Gujarat riots, but conveniently forgets riots done by Mullahs in Bengal and other muslim dominated villages.... Educated Mullah talks of secularism w day, but when it comes to Mullahism there is no role of change or modifying.... Educated Mullah talks on Gujarat but never on Sikhs or others killed in India. Does Educated or uneducated Mullah talk anything else other than Mullahs and Mullahism? Are you the only ones living on this planet? Mullah bhai, throw away your apartment, mobile, computer, car everything and go and live stone age life....before you preach us what is shame and no shame.... Educated Mullah like you feels ashamed of Modi but has no Shame when a Owaisi says give us 10 mins and see how many Hindus we can kill.... Educated Mullah has no shame when his mullah kashmiris killed and threw away Pandits.... Where was this Educated Mullah then?? Oh sorry for Mullahs only they and themselves are important
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          Romik
          Oct 18, 2016 at 1:56 pm
          Yes step by step we can and we will make India rich prosperous. Encouraging positive behavior like entrepreneurship will help all. Good going PM Modi!
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            Saurabh
            Oct 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm
            Modi, a right person in wrong party.
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              Tinku
              Oct 18, 2016 at 1:27 pm
              But raje, modi is definitely better natakbaz than RaGa. bharat Mata ki jay
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                Tinku
                Oct 18, 2016 at 1:22 pm
                He should get oscar for drama. He never says those gau rakhaks should be hanged who torture dslits and muslims. He can use only flowery language.
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                  Sadi
                  Oct 18, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                  Elections are coming. Need Dalit votes. Need to show love for them. Brahmin Jokers Party(BJP) loves dalits. Believe it people, believe it.
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                    Abbiya
                    Oct 18, 2016 at 1:05 pm
                    As per the data released by labour bureau early 2016 india created only 1.35 lakh jobs in 2015 in comparison to 4.19 lakh in 2013 and 9 lakh in 2011 that time Congress government in centre
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                      sunny
                      Oct 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm
                      he should be ashamed of 2003 gujrat riots ONLY TALK NO ACTION HOW LONG IS HE GOING TO FOOL THE PEOPLE OF INDIA
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                        Amrita
                        Oct 18, 2016 at 11:40 pm
                        Can you also address the rampant corruption across India starting with Delhi. Ive been complaining against illegal construction above my flat in Vasany Kunj Sector A Pocket C, since January 2015 and the complaint is also with the PMO. NO MEANINGFUL ACTION TAKEN SO FAR. I would rather you address the triumph of truth over untruth rather than Mandir politics. That would send the right signal across India.
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                          Bhogendra Thakur
                          Oct 18, 2016 at 2:57 pm
                          Shameless! The perpetrators are preaching.
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                            bitterhoney
                            Oct 18, 2016 at 6:25 pm
                            Feeling the pain and agony of dalits and unable to do anything for them, I very much fear Modi ji may hang himself one day. There had never been a PM so concerned with the plight of dalits.
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                              bitterhoney
                              Oct 18, 2016 at 5:59 pm
                              Say something on atrocities on minority communities.
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                                Sundar BN
                                Oct 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm
                                Notice that the parriker isn't causing any shame about his proclamation about his first surgical strike .....
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                                  Sundar BN
                                  Oct 18, 2016 at 4:48 pm
                                  Wouldn't it be nice if your head hung in shame for what the SC is making Karnataka do with its scarce Kavery water ?
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                                    pundit
                                    Oct 18, 2016 at 4:24 pm
                                    But as dalits in general don't vote for me, I can't protect them
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                                      Yugandar
                                      Oct 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm
                                      Is Dracula ever ashamed? No, it just lusts for more blood... because that is its job. I'm not suggesting here that someone is like a dracula lest I am booked for sedition. Bharat mata ki jai.
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                                        JayHind
                                        Oct 18, 2016 at 3:05 pm
                                        linga shuld also be hanged in shame because he left a beautiful young wife without giving her linga service
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                                          Kumar
                                          Oct 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm
                                          Dalits are suffering since 5000 years from majority caste, this phenomena is not knew, they will continue to suffer. 40 crores dalits controlled by 2 crores brahmins, they have demoralized, because they are not in govt. jobs, police force, army, etc. wherever they go they face insultation. Temple controlled by Brahmin, they cannot worship in the temple and it they do so, they will clean with the milk. Day by day atrocities increased against Dalits. The only way Dalit will have respect to avoid low works and let Brahmin do the same job.
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                                            Kumar
                                            Oct 18, 2016 at 5:47 pm
                                            who will listen to this criminal. The world is not listen to him because of his past work and criminal activities.
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