It is unfortunate that the central government counsel did not respond properly and raise objections against the dilution of the provisions of the Act. Unless immediate remedial measures are taken by the Central Government to undo the damage done by the judgement, the forces inimical to social equality and justice will be further emboldened to perpetrate violence against Dalits.
The steady deterioration in the situation is a result of the support the upper caste perpetrators of violence are receiving from the state government and the lack of will displayed by the administration for taking action against them.
Soon after the PMs condemnation of the Una incident in his post Mann Ki Baat address, the RSS also criticised the attack on Dalits. The timing of the two statements shows the weakness of the conviction behind it. The attack on Dalit youth in Una took place on July 11 and the Prime Minister spoke against it only on August 7. Both the statements were made almost a month after the Una incident. RSS's seriousness is also evident from the fact that, along with condemnation, it added that the Prime Minister should have not called 80 percent Gau Rakshaks fake.
The newly-appointed Vice Chancellor, allegedly, under pressure from the Minister of the Union Cabinet belonging to Hyderabad and the consequent direction by the Human Resources Development Ministry, had taken this action of suspension from the hostels. The hunger strike was a protest against this action by the Vice Chancellor.
Though this is not a special session, as the CPI(M) demanded, these two days must be utilized for ensuring that the attention of the entire country is focused on this shameful scourge of Indian society -- inequality on the basis of birth and descent -- and on the urgent need to take comprehensive and strong measures to eliminate it.
The RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat in an issue of Organiser, the mouthpiece of RSS, recently called for a revision of the reservation policy, revealing the hitherto camouflaged policy of the RSS towards social justice. In reality, RSS is against reservations for socially deprived sections of Indian society
Retd. Gen. V K Singh has made many similar atrocious statements in the past as well showing that he is not fit to continue as a minister in the Union Cabinet under the oath to uphold and protect the Indian Constitution. The Prime Minister should immediately remove him from the Union Cabinet.
Haryana state secretariat of CPI(M) has termed the remarks made by Union Minister Mr. V K Singh as most reprehensible and a criminal offence.
A CPI(M) delegation with Brinda Karat, Inderjeet Singh, senior Haryana State leader and Nathu Parsad,conveyor of the Delhi DSMM and Faridabad district leaders went to the Sunpeda village to meet the Jitender Kumar, father of the two infants, nine months baby girl Dibbu and her two year old brother Vaibhav who were burnt to death in the arson attack by the upper castes
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the murderous attack on a dalit family in Faridabad district of Haryana. A dalit family of four, including two children, was set on fire inside their house allegedly by higher caste Hindus in village Sun Perh in Ballabgarh. Two children, aged two and 10 months, died before any medical attention could be provided and their mother is struggling for life at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.