Speakers at a discussion on Saturday stressed the need for ensuring social justice for ethnic and dalit people besides enhancing their living and livelihood conditions.
‘The ethnic and dalit people were deprived of land rights, food, healthcare, education and cultural facilities in the past. But the present government is working relentlessly for the wellbeing of this underprivileged community,’ they said.
The observation came at the discussion titled ‘Right of ethnic minority and dalit communities in light of constitutional obligation’ at DASCOH training centre in Rajshahi city.
Centre for Social Activism and HEKS/EPER jointly organised the function in association with DASCOH.
Advocate Sultana Kamal, president of CSA and former adviser to a caretaker government, addressed the programme as focal person.
Former pro-vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University Professor Chowdhury Sarwar Jahan, DASCOH chief executive officer Akramul Haque, country director of HEKS/EPER Anik Asad and its programme coordinator Mozahidul Islam and project coordinator Israt Jahan Biju also spoke.
Sultana Kamal stressed the need for protecting the rights of the ethnic minority people.
She also laid stress on establishing social justice for the plain land ethnic communities through removing all sorts of disparity, urging the government to ensure human rights for all underprivileged people.
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