'Govt neglecting our needs'

Law is being amended to allot land to MNCs, says DSS


The members of Karnataka Dalit Sangharsha Samiti (Ambedkar) and physically challenged people taking out a protest rally in Chikkaballapur on Wednesday urging the government to solve the problems faced by them. dh photo

The protesters raised slogans against government and officials in the rally which passed through the main streets of the City.

The protester staged a dharna in front of the Assistant Commissioner’s office and later submitted a memorandum.

Though six decades have passed since the country obtained freedom none of the governments have succeeded in providing justice to the oppressed and marginalised people, alleged protesters who said that taluk and district administrations have failed to provide land certificates to people who have been cultivating land under Bagar Hukum from past 25 years.

Housing facilities

The protesters added that the administrations failed to provide housing facilities to people who didn’t have a house. However law is being amended to facilitate MNCs who are given hundreds of acres.

They demanded that housing facilities to  destitutes, land certificates to farmers, relocation of office of  physically challenged to ground from first floor, reduction in bus pass fare for the handicaps, issue of the caste and income certificate at taluk office, probing of irregularities in National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and permanent employment to labourers who currently working on daily wage basis at the Social Welfare and Handicaps Welfare Departments.

Misuse of funds

Taking up the issue of misuse of funds under the Scheme 18 the protesters demanded that the funds should be utilised for development and also demanded a probe into the substandard work of the boys hostel at Peresandra.

The protest was lead by DSS State Organising Secretary T Vijaya Kumar. DSS’s Sudha, Venkatesh, Gana Ashwath, K Tammaiah, district Committee’s M Venu, Aadinarayan, Naasatiammanahalli Gangadhar, Narayanaswamy, Anjinamma, M Srinivas, B Muniraj, N Srinivasaiah and others were present on the occasion.

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