CPI(M) holds rally to focus on dalit rights

Shimla, Nov 15 (PTI) The CPI(M) in Himachal Pradesh today held a rally here to focus on dalit rights, highlighting the discrimination against them in different areas.

Hundreds of CPI(M) workers gathered at Panchayat Bhawan and marched on to Ambedkar Chowk and held a rally.

The party has conducted a comprehensive survey in the state on the different forms of social discrimination being practiced in the state, state committee member Tikender Panwar said, addressing the rally.

The survey covered over 35,000 households and more than 50 types of discrimination were identified, he said.

Panwar appealed to the the government to implement the constitutional provisions for welfare of dalits and maintain strict vigil to ensure that no atrocities were committed in form of untouchability, denying access to temples, common sources of water and public functions.

The rally also gave a call for holding a massive state level convention at Mandi on February 6, 2011, which would be a more broad based front to fight social discrimination. PTI PCL


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