Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi expressing concern over atrocities on Dalits

She accused modi govt of letting lapse an ordinance brought by the UPA govt to “strengthen the implementation” of SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 2, 2015 12:46 am
Congress president Sonia Gandhi Congress president Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi Monday wrote to PM Narendra Modi on the “distressing rise in the incidents of atrocities against Dalits” and accused his government of letting lapse an ordinance brought by the UPA government to “strengthen the implementation” of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Sonia wrote that even though the Standing Committee which examined the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, which replaced the ordinance, tabled its report in December, the “government did not bring it to the Parliament for passage in the Budget session.”

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She said that while it is important to ensure that a fair inquiry is conducted in such cases and the guilty are punished, it is equally important to strengthen the institutional machinery charged with the welfare of Dalits.


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  1. V
    Jun 1, 2015 at 10:29 pm
    Soniya is distrssed because she is no longer sick and cannot travel to US for trearment, her dear son has to stay in India in this heat and travel through muddy streets though there are no elections, her son in law is no longer able to get prime land free of cost and her daughter now has to remember name of Smriti Irani
    1. S
      Jun 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm
      It is due to the anti-Congress party the sufferings of the Dalits still exist. But why? The Congress rule was an anti- Hindu government. Anti-Hindu governments do not have the same moral and decency values Hindu governments have. What is going on against the Dalits, the Congress a supporter of vatican looters, is fully accountable for not only, but the entire miserable situation in Hindustan. They had tried to eliminate the Hindu values of the society. The result is present in w India. They are the enemy of civilized Bharat.
      1. K
        Jun 1, 2015 at 11:15 pm
        What made this u-turn from Muslim votes to Dalit concerns? Hypocrite .if your party was honest then none of this would ever happen. Dummy ki Maa aur Maa ki Dummy duo on attack.
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          ASHOK KUMAR
          Jun 1, 2015 at 9:32 pm
          But Modi is busy in foreign jaunts. He will act only after getting green signal from RSS, which during Sonia,s lifetime will never happen.
          1. C
            Change or persih
            Jun 2, 2015 at 3:10 am
            all responses here looks to be from shameless caste hindu morons. hinduisim is the main culprit for atrocities against native citizens aka the oppressed Dalits. Caste hindus are diverting attention to Sonia from their shameless deeds against Dalits. caste hindus worship the retrograde sankarachary and cheat hindu doctrine 'manu jusk smriti' . shame on all caste hindus.
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