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Cong holds ‘Dalit justice march’ in Delhi

New Delhi: The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee today held ‘Dalit justice march’ in two assembly constituencies to protest against the “neglect” of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities by the central and state governments.

The march was held in reserve wards in Kasturba Nagar and Trilokpuri.

“…the sanitation workers of the Municipal Corporations of Delhi had to resort to strikes five times to get their salaries, and their salaries were released only after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi joined the sanitation workers’ dharna in east Delhi,” the party claimed in a press release.

The march, organised by the SC department of the DPCC, is being held in the 46 reserved municipal wards of Delhi.

The DPCC had earlier organised the march in various places including Mangolpuri, Kasturba Nagar assembly constituency, Kotla Mubarkpur’s Thyagraj Nagar Valmiki Temple, Trilokpuri assembly constituency and Kalyanpuri.

The Dalit community is the worst affected and the march will highlight their problems and neglects, DPCC president Ajay Makan had said while inaugurating the march.

–PTI