M’lore: Dalits Create Ruckus for Lack of Time Sense, Boycott Taluk Level Meeting

M’lore: Dalits Create Ruckus for Lack of Time Sense, Boycott Taluk Level Meeting

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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (PS/VA)

Mangalore, Aug 24: The dalits created uproar at the Mangalore taluk panchayath meeting hall for not beginning the meeting on the said time on Wednesday August 24.

The meeting was scheduled to be held at at 10.30 am to discuss the progress of grants allotted to SC and ST, however the meeting did not start even till 11.45 am.

Furious at this sluggish attitude of the concerned, the dalits boycotting the meeting shouted slogans against Mangalore tahshildar and taluk social welfare officer in front of the Taluk Panchayath office.

As per the Government record the time was mentioned as 10.30am. But dalits were informed the timing as 11 am and accordingly they came to the meeting at 11 am. But president of the committee and vice president did not turn up. Social welfare officer Reddy said that tahshildar will arrive in 10 minutes and the meeting can be started. They waited till 11.45am and the tahshildar did not turn up.

The Dalits lamented that if the meeting was started late they would not be able to put forth all their grievances. The meeting is convened once in three months, yet the officers show negligible attitude. Later though tahshildar arrived did not speak to dalits, instead straightaway went inside the meeting hall. However the dalits were sturdy in their decision and told they do not want to take part in the meeting.

Justifying himself later, the tahshildar Ravichandra Nayak said that as per the direction given to him by the DC he had gone on another emergency duty. By the time he left from the work, it was late. He also apologized for the inconvenience but everything went in vein as hundreds of dalits returned home with their application and issues.


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  • Nandita, Manipal/USA

    Thu, Aug 25 2011

    Good. Govt servants need to realise their salary comes from the taxpayers pocket and that they are meant to serve the `aam janta` and not the other way aroound!

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor/ Manipal

    Wed, Aug 24 2011

    Good lesson for these high headed officers ortherwise they think they are from different planet or above a normal human beings. Sometimes these DCs , Tashildhars and even higher police officers or in any high govt. office treat a ordinary citizens like un touchables. I have seen they using singular slangs on poor farmers.

     I had witnessed a drama created by a Govt. vet who had come to our village for vaccinating cows. He would make our women to hold bowl and another towel for him to wash his hand and wipe when he finish vaccinating. He used to use very harsh slurs, grunting. if a vet. doc can act like this.. imagine how these executives can treat. At times we can notice mainly in our twin district where in north karnataka officers treat us like a pcs of rut. they are not even cordial when in approach. Guys time to our head high.

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  • I.J.D'Souza, Karkala

    Wed, Aug 24 2011

    Thanks to daijiworld for this coverage and awakening people to understand their rights to teach a lesson to the irresponsible public servants.

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  • Raju, Muscat

    Wed, Aug 24 2011

    Good coverage by daijiworld!!!!
    If Times of India, Ndtv and other media channels can wake up people on national level.
    Media channels like daijiworld can bring up these issues on district / taluk level waking up people in villages & taluks.
    Reading this i am sure many people would come forward in their villages / taluks / districts against the injustice done for their rights.
    We are expats when we come outside india for work.
    Its high time we dont become expats in our own birth country. We should be proud of democracy only when we use our rights.

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  • George Borromeo, Angelore, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 24 2011

    Now we know how much a DC or the Tahshildar is Disciplined to maintain the timing of the scheduled meeting. Who cares ??

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  • Rakesh Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 24 2011

    Revolution has begun in the country. People dont tolerate any nonsence from public servants anymore. Good days ahead.

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