Bihar 2nd In Crimes Towards Scheduled Caste Individuals: Caste Panel Head

The panel head didn’t reveal the identify of the state which tops the record. (Representational)


Chairman of the Nationwide Fee for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), Vijay Sampla on Friday stated Bihar ranks within the second place within the nation in crimes towards Scheduled Caste (SC) individuals and it’s a matter of concern.

He, nevertheless, didn’t reveal the identify of the state which tops the record.

“Bihar is at second place within the nation, on the subject of crime, together with homicide, towards SCs. The state authorities has not taken any concrete steps to examine crimes towards SCs,” Mr Sampla advised reporters.

He additionally didn’t present particulars concerning the incidents of crimes towards SC individuals in Bihar.

The information supplied by Bihar throughout conferences with NCSC members made it clear that the administration failed to supply advantages of the state and central governments’ social, financial and welfare schemes to the SC group, he stated after concluding a two-day state-level assessment assembly.

He stated, “As per info supplied to the fee, a number of posts for SCs have been mendacity vacant within the state for the final a number of years. The state should launch a particular drive to fill these posts.” In addition to, the efficiency of Bihar in offering training to college students belonging to the SC group has been abysmal, stated the NCSC chairman.

“Out of the full SC youngsters who enrol in major faculties of the state, solely 20 per cent go for secondary training. This alarming 80 per cent dropout fee among the many SC youngsters exhibits the Bihar authorities’s detached and lackadaisical strategy in the direction of their training,” Mr Sampla stated.

Expressing disappointment that the state has solely six hostels for SC women, he requested the state authorities to arrange not less than one hostel for such women in each district within the state.

To a query, Mr Sampla stated, “The fee has despatched discover to the state authorities asking it to clarify the grounds on which Anand Mohan Singh was launched.” Gangster-turned-politician Anand Mohan Singh, who was serving a life sentence was launched from jail final month after being behind bars for 15 years. He was convicted for his function within the 1994 homicide of the then Gopalganj collector G Krishnaiah who belonged to the SC group.

The previous Bihar MP was launched beneath a jail sentence remission order after the state authorities’s latest modification of jail guidelines which allowed the early launch of 27 convicts, together with him.

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