Need to complete and maintain memorials related to Scheduled Castes Community too – NSCA
Chandigarh, December 30 – The National Scheduled Castes Alliance, a socio-political organization for the development and upliftment of the Scheduled Castes community, today appreciated the sanction of Rs 100 for development of religious and heritage memorials in Punjab.
President of the Alliance, Paramjit Singh Kainth praised the efforts to develop and maintain the memorials of importance in Punjab’s socio-religious culture. Memorials like Fatehgarh Sahib, Chamkaur Sahib, Khatkar Kalan etc are a part of the initiative.
Kainth said “Such efforts are worth praising but something that has been constantly ignored by the government is that many such memorials of importance for the Scheduled Castes community have been left unfinished or not maintained regularly by the State Government. A memorial like Minar-e-Begumpura at Shri Khuralgarh Sahib has been lying unfinished by the State Government; this place has immediate importance for the Scheduled Castes community because Shri Guru Ravidass visited the place. Foundation stone laid down in 2016, the memorial has been completely ignored by the Government.”
He said “We appreciate every effort of the Government to work for the development. The memorial at Shri Khuralgarh Sahib, started by the initiative of the previous government has been sidelined completely by the current Captain Amrinder led Congress Government. This memorial has a great value to the Scheduled Castes community and it is a matter of prestige for the community.”
“The Government has been apprehensive about Scheduled Castes issues in the State as of late but this attitude of the government is not one that will be in the best interest of the State. Scheduled Castes community comprises of approx 40% population of the State and the Government has been ignorant and careless addressing the issues of such large group.” Kainth said.
“MLA’s and MP’s of the Scheduled Castes community have been careless in their actions also and they are not doing anything to protect the interests and issues relating to the community. The State Government has still not even elected the Chairman and members of the State Scheduled Castes Commission and also recent cases of assault, rape, murder of people relating to the community are yet to be solved and injustice is being met out to the victims.”