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Modi govt anti-scheduled Caste, alleges NSCA

Chandigarh: The National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA) today accused the Narendra Modi government of being responsible for the “deteriorating and volatile” situation between the SC community and society and also the “crumbling” law-and-order in the country.

The NSCA is a socio-political organisation championing the cause of the Scheduled Castes community in Punjab.

“The Modi government is anti-Scheduled Caste, it only knows how to play the Dalit card,” Paramjit Singh Kainth, the President of the NSCA, told reporters here.

He alleged, “The Modi government is responsible for the deteriorating and volatile situation between the Scheduled Castes community and society and also the crumbling state of law and order in the country, especially in states with higher Scheduled Castes population.”

If the BJP government had acted swiftly or at least presented its case against the March 20 verdict of the Supreme Court diluting stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act with vigour and interest, the situation would not had been so grim and unruly, Kainth said.

“Our protests will start from May 18 and will continue regularly,” he said.

Questioning the intention of the Centre regarding proper implementation of schemes related to welfare of Scheduled Caste community, Kainth accused the Punjab government of being inefficient and unable to implement post-matric scholarship, Scheduled Castes sub-plan and stand up India schemes.

Meanwhile, the General Secretary of Punjab Aam Aadmi Party, Palwinder Kaur Hareayu today resigned from the party alleging the party’s lack of interest regarding the “plight” of Scheduled Caste community in Punjab.

She said, “The AAP lacks any real motive and plan to work for the welfare of the SC community; this is one of their least concerned domains. There have been numerous instances of rape, assault, murder against the SC women in the state but no one from any of the political parties has been raising their voices against it except the National Scheduled Castes Alliance”.

“I decided to join the NSCA to raise our voices against the injustice and discrimination met with by the Scheduled Caste Community,” she said.

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