Dalit atrocities: MP Govt asks NCSC to stop `politicking`
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 23:33
  
Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Government on Sunday dismissed the charge of National Commission for Scheduled Caste (NCSC) Chairman Buta Singh that atrocities on Dalits were high in the state and asked him to stop "politicking".

"Singh rather than levelling vague charges against state government over atrocities on Dalits should see how inhumanely the SCs were treated during his Congress party's regime in the state in the past," State Tribal and Scheduled Caste Welfare Minister Harishanker Khatik told reporters at a press conference here.

"The Dalits are happy and prospering in the state with the efforts of BJP government. NCSC should stop politicking," Khatik said.

Khatik also denied NCSC's charge that the state government was filling the backlog of vacancies for the reserved SCs with people of general category since 2006 in an unconstitutional manner.

Earlier in the day, Singh, who was on a two-day visit to the state, said Uttar Pradesh topped the list of the states followed by Bihar and Madhya Pradesh in atrocities against scheduled caste.

According to Khatik, Singh's statement that the show at a temple where the NCSC team visited yesterday at Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's native village Jait in Sehore district was "stage-managed", was wrong.

The Minister said that Singh's claim that human scavenging persists in some parts of the state was false.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, May 16, 2010, 23:33


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