BSP alleges harassment of Dalits in J&K, urges party MP to raise issue

J&K BSP president addressing media persons at Jammu on Friday.
J&K BSP president addressing media persons at Jammu on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 3: Seeking redressal of the grievances of poor farmers and the Government employees belonging to the Scheduled Caste, J&K Unit of Bahujan Samaj Party has urged the BSP MP and Incharge Jammu Kashmir, Raja Ram to raise these issues in the Parliament or with the Union Home Minister for necessary action.
While talking to media persons, here today, J&K BJP President Somraj Majotra alleged that the UT Government was snatching livelihood of poor farmers of the community by `grabbing’ their land.
“The land which was withdrawn from big landlords in 1971 and handed over to poor tillers, is now being snatched from the latter and even some mutations have been cancelled. The Revenue officials have started erecting boards and poles on the lands of the poor even as some have sown their crops in the fields,” he said.
The BSP leader also alleged that atrocities on poor Dalit and common man as well as the Govt employees belonging to these communities have increased while the authorities on the direction of local BJP leaders were also instrumental in harassment of the SC employees.
He claimed that the CEO Kishtwar, who was placed under suspension on the day of his retirement, had done nothing wrong and was punished under pressure from a local BJP leader.
“This shows how the bureaucracy is working on the direction of BJP leaders instead of providing natural justice to a common man,” he said and appealed the party MP to take up these issues before the higher authorities for necessary direction to provide equal justice to the common man on merit.
The BSP leader also demanded that the electricity bills raised against the labourers and other poor people by PDD be waived off .