RANGPUR: Leaders of the Harijan and Dalits communities have stressed on comprehensive efforts to build a society free from racial discriminations with equal rights of all citizens Racial discrimination, reports BSS.
They made the observations at the programme arranged at Katchari Bazar zero point in the city on Thursday in observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination-2019.The District Advocacy Platform of the Network of Non-mainstreamed Marginalised Communities (NNMC) Foundation organised the human chain programme aiming at attaining equal rights of the Harijan, Dalits and deprived communities.
Presided over by President of the District Advocacy Platform of NNMC Foundation Monilal Das, its Liaison Officer Sultana Afrin, General Secretary of its Sadar Upazila Platform Ujjal Chakraborty, Harijan community leaders Rabi Das, Taposh Das and Deepak Das addressed the programme.
The speakers called for ensuring equal rights, dignity and opportunities for the Harijan and Dalits community people to establish their equal human and social rights like all other citizens.
They demanded for equal rights to sit in tea stalls, hotels and restaurants, stopping misbehave with them in hospitals, hats, bazaars and shops and ensure their rights to inclusive education in all mainstream educational institutions.
Taposh Das thanked the present government for taking decisions of keeping admission quota in educational institutions, service quota for educated Harijan and Dalits people and their access to social safety-net programmes.