Dalits of village in Surendranagar district face discrimination in water distribution

With summer at its height, and increasing number of villages facing water shortage in Gujarat, facts have come to light which suggest that backward communities, particularly the Dalits, have once again begun to face the brunt of the shortage. In a letter written to Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel, Kirit Rathod, programme director, Navsarjan Trust, said that in village Samosar, tuluka Muli, district Surendranagar, 90 families of the Dalit community “face extreme discrimination” at the hands of dominant caste persons, controlling village local body, in the distribution of drinking water. Asking the chief minister to “immediately act”, Rathod said, “Currently, water is being supplied to the Samosar village from the nearby Umarda village panchayat, However, as for the distribution of water, it is the job of the Samosar village panchayat, which is where all the mischief is done.”

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http://www.counterview.net/2014/06/ninety-dalit-families-face.html

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Posted on June 5, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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