Dalits told to make united efforts to secure rights

Dalits should not confine themselves for the observation of Dr B R Ambedkar’s anniversaries, but should strive to attain political power, said Dalit Sangharsh Samithi State Committee member K C Vasanth Kumar.

He was speaking at a programme organised on the occasion of Ambedkar’s 59th Mahaparinirvan Diwas held at Ambedkar School in the town on Sunday. “Our country is ruled by the communities which constitute only eight to 12 per cent in terms of population. Therefore, these communities are on the path of development. But  the dalits, who constitute 24 per cent of the population, are deprived of political power and they are leading pathetic lives without basic facilities,” he said.

He called upon the dailts to shun indifference among them and carry out united efforts to secure their rights.

City Municipal Council member M Jagadeesh and BSP leader Paramesh also spoke.
Dalit Sangharsha Samithi district convener Marle Annaiah, leaders V Dharmesh, Doddaiah and others were present in the programme.

At Congress office

District Congress Committee (DCC) president Dr D L Vijaykumar said Ambedkar fought for the rights of equality of dalits throughout his life.

Speaking at the Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas programme organised at the Congress office on Sunday, he said Ambedkar contributed a lot towards the rights of equality.

Former DCC president M L Murthy said Ambedkar gave a Constitution with democratic values, which is considered to be the strongest constitution in the world.

Party spokesperson A N Mahesh, SC Cell district president Mallesh, Women’s Cell president Nethravathi, leaders Hiremagaluru Puttaswamy, Shanthakumar, Ishwar and others were present on the occasion.

At JD(S) office

Speaking after inaugurating the Ambedkar Mahaparinirvan Diwas programme at the JD(S) office here, MLA B B Ningaia said all people need social justice.

The Constitution is a light to the path of Indian Politics, he added. The party’s district unit president H S Manjappa said a positive change in society is not possible until caste system exists in the country.  General secretary Chandrappa and former CMC member Deviprasad took part in the programme.

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