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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 Modi

Ahmedabad, 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.

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Virtual Meeting between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi held a virtual meeting today with H.E. Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia.

The two leaders held discussions on the entire range of bilateral issues, including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security, development cooperation, connectivity, post-pandemic economic recovery and people-to-people ties. They expressed satisfaction at the pace of bilateral cooperation.

PM Hun Sen emphasised the importance that Cambodia attaches to its relations with India. Prime Minister Modi reciprocated the sentiment and stressed Cambodia’s valued role in India’s Act East policy. The leaders reviewed the robust development partnership between both countries, including capacity building programmes and Quick Impact Projects under the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation framework. Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the historical and civilizational links between the two countries and expressed his happiness at India’s involvement in restoration of Angkor Wat and Preah Vihear temples in Cambodia, which depict the cultural and linguistic connect between the two countries.

Prime Minister Hun Sen thanked India for providing 3.25 lakh doses of Indian-manufactured Covishield vaccines to Cambodia under Quad Vaccine Initiative.

The two leaders complimented each other on the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia being celebrated this year. As part of these celebrations, Prime Minister Modi invited His Majesty the King of Cambodia and Her Majesty Queen Mother to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

The two leaders also exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest. Prime Minister Modi congratulated Cambodia on assuming the Chairmanship of ASEAN and assured India’s full support and assistance to Cambodia for the success of its Chairmanship.