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22 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 21 March, 2019 10:38:59 PM
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Human chain for rights of Dalit community

Staff Reporter, Barishal
Human chain for rights of Dalit community
Dalit and excluded community members form human chain in front of Ashwini Kumar Hall in the city yesterday to press home their eight-point demand. Independent photo

Dalit and excluded community members formed human chain in front of Ashwini Kumar Hall of the city yesterday to press home their eight-point demand including preservation of quota for them in different sectors. The programme was organised by Bangladesh Dalit and Excluded Rights Movement (BDERM) in cooperation with Reach to Unreached (RUN), ActionAid, and Bangladesh Fire Starter Initiative (BFI) to observe March 21 as the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Lalit Das, freedom fighter and district president BDREM, presided over the event. Uttam Kumar Vakto, central secretary,  Sushanta Ghosh, journalist and adviser, Ranajit Dutta, Joy Vakto, Nilima Das, Pankaj Das, community leaders, Rafikul Alam, executive director RUN, addressed the programme, among others.

Speakers at the human chain also claimed representatives from community members in parliament and inclusion in social safety programmes, housing facilities, and allocation of government land, assurances for health protection and services, quota for employment and educational sectors for dalits and excluded community members.

 

 

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