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DC Manna land row : Dalit Samithi threatens protest against Deputy Commissioner

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Mangaluru, Aug 4,2017 :  Deputy Commissioner K G Jagadeesha by walking out of the SC/ST Grievance Redressal meet held on August 2, has offended the Dalits and has revealed that he has no concern for the Dalit community, said Chandu L, President of  Dakshina Kannada Dalitha Sanghatanegala Samanvyaya Samithi.

Dalit Samithi

Speaking to reporters here on August 4, Friday, he said the DC who walked out of the SC ST meeting must leave the district on his own lest  the Samithi would appeal to DK District in-charge Minister to transfer him.

"DC Manna land is the right of Dalits and former Deputy Commissioners have distributed them. But the present DC has not taken any step to distribute even one cent land to the Dalits instead was issuing land to ineligible people. He also said a protest march would be taken out from Ambedkar Circle to the DC office on August 28. If the DC fails to concede to the demands, the land would be acquired and the flags of the Samithi would be planted there.

BK Vasanth, Ashok Konchady, Secretary of the Samithi and others were present.