Govt accused of not helping ostracised Dalits
CUDDAPAH: District Kula Vivaksha Vyathireka Porata Committee president D C Venkataiah and A Sampath Kumar yesterday demanded that the cases booked under the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe Atrocities (Prevention) Act be probed by deputy superintendent of police level officials rather than the sub-inspector level officials.
Speaking to mediapersons at CITU office here, they contended that justice was not being done to the victims since the above cases were being inquired by the SI level officers.
Stating that they were agitating in different forms to eliminate caste discrimination, they accused the government of not providing any assistance to the excommunicated Dalits of Cheepadu village in Proddatur mandal.
They demanded the Government to provide employment to such Dalits in the Neeru-Meeru programme and to confiscate the properties of the upper castes responsible for attacking and imposing social boycott on them.
They regretted that the laws meant for protecting the rights of Dalits were being beneficial to the upper castes. Even the public prosecutors appointed for dealing with the cases related to SCs and STs were turning puppets in the hands of the upper castes.
Pointing out the failure of the Government in providing compensation to the Dalit woman, whose modesty was outraged at Simhadripuram, they blamed the district administration for being discriminative towards Dalits.