Percentage of atrocity on SC and ST people in Gujarat less than national average
Gujarat Government committed to provide assistance to victims of atrocity on SC/ST without complacency or delay: Narendra ModiAhmedabad, Monday: Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said that Gujarat Government is committed to provide all possible legal assistance and police protection to victims of atrocity on Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes people, review and take pending cases in special courts, without any complacency or delay.
Mr. Modi was presiding over the State-level Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Monitoring Committee. It was attended by among others Ministers Vajubhai Vala,Fakirbhai Vaghela, Mangubhai Patel and Ramanlal Vora, Leader of the Opposition in Vidhan Sabha Shaktisinh Gohil, Minister of State Praful Patel, Parliamentary Secretary Harshad Vasava, MLAs, Chief Secretary A.K. Joti and senior officers.
Referring to submissions by Leader of the Opposition, the Chief Minister said the Committee should convened the meeting at regular interval and diffuse social tensions between sub-castes and between dalits and tribal people through cooperation rather than consensus.
There are about 35 lakh Scheduled Castes and 74 lakh Scheduled Tribe people in Gujarat. The percentage of atrocity on SC and ST is the lower than the national average.