Thursday, January 13, 2011

National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairman PL Punia visits BHU

PL Punia, chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes was in Varaanasi on January 11, 2011. Punia visited Barnaras Hindu University and delivered a special lecture on “Social Cohesion and National Development,” organised by the Social Science Faculty of the BHU on Tuesday.

Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh welcomed Punia and presented him a memento

He said the commission had taken a serious note of the suicide committed by Laxman Prasad of Jhansi after humiliation by Rakhi Sawant in a reality show of a television channel. He said that the commission had summoned Rakhi and a notice had been served upon her.

Later talking reporters Punia alleged that Uttar Pradesh government had failed to provide the prescribed 23 per cent quota to scheduled castes in government services. He also alleged that UP government had been misutilising the funds meant for the dalit.

Photo: PPP Cell-BHU

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