Minorities stage silent march against govt decision, Dalit killings

The Times of India News Service

BELLARY: Hundreds of Dalit Sangharsha Samithi, Ambedkar Association and District Minotities Committees activists under the banner of Dalit Backward and Minorities Joint Action Committee held a silent protest rally on Thursday, against the Central government's decision to review the Constitution. They also protested against the recent barbaric killings of Dalits in Kambalapalli village in Kolar district.

The activists assembled at the Ambedkar office with their mouth tied with black ribbon and wearing a white dress as a mark of silent protest rally. They went around the main thoroughfare of the city and later, submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner Rajkamal.

The activists were critical of the Centre's decision and appointment of committee for reviewing the Indian Constitution. The activists demanded the committee members to hold an introspection before taking the job of review of committee.

The activists also demanded that the Karnataka government should punish the culprits of the Kambalapalli killings and called for a CBI enquiry into the incident.

The action committee members demanded immediate resignation of Chief Minister S.M. Krishna and home minister Mallikarjuna Kharge taking the moral responsibility for the gruesome incident where eight Dalits were bunt to death in a caste war that errupted in that village.

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