Dalits form national front in Gujarat to up the ante

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:September 12, 2016 1:32 am

Dalit leader and convener of Una Dalit Atyachar Ladat Samiti (UDALS) Jignesh Mevani, on Sunday, declared formation of a national front — Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch (RDAM) — for raising the Dalit issues in Gujarat at national-level and merged UDALS into it. With this, he also declared to gherao Dholka prant office in Ahmedabad district on September 17 with a demand of written undertaking by state authorities to resolve land issues of Dalits there by then.

Speaking to The Indian Express, he said, “UDALS has been doing the task of bringing issues of atrocities against Dalits into light and for their resolution. To take the campaign to the national forum, we have announced formation of Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch.” “And with that, we are also beginning our struggle related to land reforms from Dholka of (Ahmedabad district),” Mevani added.

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