Dalit organisations to meet next month on atrocities issue

Dalit organisations backed by non-BJP parties today announced that they will meet next month to decide on how to counter the \"cultural fascism\" of the RSS.

Published: 26th August 2016 03:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th August 2016 03:54 PM   |  A+A-

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Dalit community members take part in a solidarity rally in Una. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Dalit organisations backed by non-BJP parties today announced that they will meet next month to decide on how to counter the "cultural fascism" of the RSS.

The organisations predominately from the Left will also decide on a "unified command" to be centered in Delhi to take on issues related to atrocities on Dalits across the country.

Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar, on behalf of the Dalit Swabhiman Sangharsh, alleged that atrocities on community members are on the rise and slammed the RSS for "growing cultural fascism" in the country.

"We will hold a Dalit conference-cum-dharna at Parliament Street on September 16. This will be attended by Dalit organisations across the country.

"Currently, we are in the process to set the socio- cultural-religious agenda which will be spelt out in the meeting," Ambedkar said.

The rally comes in the wake of recent atrocities on Dalits, including the suicide of scholar Rohith Vemula and Una incident in which some Dalits were flogged by cow vigilantes.

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