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Posted on Dec 06, 08:59PM | UNI
All India Bahujan Sandesh Party (Kanshi Ram) president Kanta Alaria has urged to the dalits, poor, labourers and other weaker sections of the society to get united and launch a struggle to change the prevailing social scenario in which they were being denied their basic rights.
Paying rich tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar at a function here today, she said even after over 65 years of independence the dalits and poor were denied their basic rights and they were still being exploited and faced humiliation due to the low social stature and weak economic conditions.
The poor and dalits faced atrocities and continued to live under fear of harassment at the hands of those who were prosperous and had the money and muscle power. Those at the helm of affairs and political parties have created such an social environment that the depressed sections of the society were forced to look helplessly towards those who had been running the political system and government.
She cautioned the poor that various welfare schemes claimed to have been launched for their welfare by respective present and past governments in states and at centre were not to make them self reliant but to keep them dependant at the mercy of politicians in power.
She said Dr Ambedkar had a dream to ensure their social uplift but the present political system had failed to fulfil the aspirations of the common man. She expressed concern over the increasing incidents of rapes and lootings in the state and said that most of victims in rape cases were dalits and poor.
Alaria asked the government to shift liquor vends running in populated areas and threatned to launch an agitation against illegal liquor vends in villages and towns.
Parmod kureel a former Rajya Sabha member, Kedar Nath Sharma and Charanjeet Singh a nephew of late Kanshi Ram both national Vice presidents, Sunil Dahiya national General Secretary, Krishna Rana state president and other party functionaries including Raju Kaul party district unit president also spoke on this occasion.
A team of artists from Punjab presented touching plays depicting the plight of poor, farmers under debt and those suffering from prevailing other social evils and vices like drinking.