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Friday, 15 October 2004

The State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, headed by Justice Punnaiah, began a two-day visit to the district of Mahabubnagar on 15 October 2004, to probe the allegations of increasing atrocities on Dalits and other weaker sections. The Commission received petitions from several organisations alleging attacks on Dalits and atrocities against Dalit women. Besides the practice of untouchability, the Dalit organisations also drew the commission's attention to the two-glass system prevailing in the rural areas of the district.

 

State vice-president of MRPS Eeta Balakistaiah complained to the commission that there was inordinate delay in bringing justice to the victims. He said efforts by the authorities to contain the two-glass system were inadequate.

 

District president of the SC, ST employees association G Naganna petitioned to the commission saying reservations were not being implemented in certain government departments.

 
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