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Thursday, July 11, 2019

SC panel raps state for ‘ignoring’ Dalit victims


SC panel raps state for ‘ignoring’ Dalit victims

Sanjeev Singh Bariana

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 10

State government officials have been pulled up by the National Commission for Scheduled Castes in two separate cases. The panel also summoned the officials to appear before it at its headquarters in Delhi on Thursday. Specific mention has been made about neglecting cases pertaining to victims of rape and and dependents of those murdered.

The commission has summoned the divisional commissioners through the Chief Secretary for not appearing in cases pertaining to heinous crime, including rape and murder in Ferozepur, Moga and Muktsar districts. Patiala Divisional Commissioner Deepinder Singh along with all concerned IGPs had attended the earlier meeting, sources said. The officials have been asked to bring along related documents in person before chairman Ram Shankar Katheria.

The communication to Chief Secretary Karan Avtar and Dr Sarkaria has pointed out that during a hearing on atrocities on SCs, it was noticed that “your state has not issued any guidelines with regard to additional assistance to be provided to victims of rape, gangrape and dependents of victims of murder”. A comprehensive action taken report along with case wise details of additional relief given in 2018 till May 2019, be brought along”.’

A senior official pointed out that the state had also not given due compensation in case of sewer deaths in different parts of the state during recent times including Tarn Taran, Ferozepur and Ludhiana.

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