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NCDHR: Continued Violation of socio economic rights of SCs in Delhi Delhi Budget 2014-15 – Denial of Rs 2284.97 crore to SCs
24 July 2014, New Delhi: As the nation watched in shock television footage of a Shiv Sena MP forcing down food a fasting Muslim staffer at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi, it becomes all the more apparent that words but not action is the mantra of the Government for Dalits, Adivasis and minorities. Whether it is the state Government or the Central Government, there is no change when it comes to such communities as they continue to face social exclusion and discrimination. Legislations meant to protect the interests of Dalits and Adivasis are never implemented in letter and spirit.
TAKE THE LAW TO JIND – DECLARE HARYANA HAS ATROCITY PRONE AREA
Fact finding Team Condemns Arson, Burning of Dalits Houses and the Gruesome Killing at Mirchpur, in Haryana,New Delhi, April 27, 2010
Protest in front of the residence of Selja Kumari, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment on 28 August,2013.
Dalit rights activist Manisha Devi receives Ambedkar award for courageous struggle
A report handed down in December 2014 by the Standing Committee on Social Justice And Empowerment (2014 -15) on the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2014 to both houses of parliament is seen as significant for SCs/STs with the committee finding a majority of the proposed amendments necessary. The Committee considered and adopted the Draft Report on "The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2014" at their sitting held on 19 December 2014.
Dalits and Adivasis staged a protest to demand their rightful economic share in the Union Budget 2015-16 in Jantar Mantar in New Delhi today. The thundering clouds and the pouring rain did not deter the spirit of these activists as they raised slogans in unison against the Modi government to reclaim what is rightfully theirs. This year the budgetary allocation has severely fallen short and denies 57 per cent of state money meant for welfare schemes for Dalits and Adivasis. Several leaders from Dalit and Adivasi movements, CSOs and students unions participated in the march for economic justice.
After being released from custody late Thursday evening, the 30 Dalit and Adivasi activists, who were taken into police custody in New Delhi earlier in the day, said that the police had initially threatened to register cases against all of them, and they were let off only after fervent pleas. Dalit woman activist and National Coordinator Beena Pallical was also injured by policewomen during the subsequent crackdown on her in front of the Parliament Street Police Station.
A two-day training workshop to promote the use of a web-based tool, the Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) System, to monitor atrocities perpetrated against Dalits and Adivasis and to ensure speedy justice, began in New Delhi today.
The National Coalition on SCP TSP Legislation (NACSTL) today as part of pre-budget consultation of the Finance Ministry has submitted memorandum of Schemes for the due amount that the Government has an obligation to allocate towards the development of SCs and STs in the country.
Brute force by police and state apparatus was the way by which the administration sought to restore in office, the Vice Chancellor, Appa Rao, who students accused of being responsible for the suicide of Rohith Vemula. Violent attack by police and forceful detention of students was used to suppress the protests at Hyderabad Central University, concluded the members of the independent fact finding team.