‘Weaker sections under constant fear’: Though many factors contributed to discrimination against Dalits and other minorities, weak governance was the biggest encouragement for law offenders and dominant forces to indulge in violence against weaker sections and humiliate them.
more-inWeaker sections of society were under constant fear as crimes against Dalits in different forms were on the rise, said former IAS officer and Samooga Samathuva Padai president P. Sivakami here on Wednesday.
Due to poverty, many Dalit families sent their children to work, but ‘brokers’ sold them as bonded labourers.
Later, members of the two organisations and PUCL convenor R. Murali addressed a seminar on Ambedkar at Gandhi Museum.
More than the police or others, it was the absence of a powerful government that appeared to be encouraging the offenders.