From suicides to social boycott, derogatory remarks to ignorance, the Scheduled Castes community has endured enough in the reign of BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Anti-Scheduled Castes, as they have been since their beginning, RSS and the BJP have always been using the community for its own personal agendas i.e. coming into power and gathering votes. A community which comprises of more than 16.6% of total Indian population has been ignored utterly by the selfish and greedy motives of the BJP Government.Aam Aadmi Party State Vice President Punjab, Paramjit Singh Kainth told “The National Scheduled Castes Commission, made with a view to provide safeguards against the exploitation of Scheduled Castes to promote and protect their social, educational, economic and cultural interests is yet to have its 5th Commission appointed. The posts of Chairman and Vice Chairman have been vacant since 10th and 11th months of 2016 respectively, even the posts of members are also vacant. This shows a blatant Modi Government disregard for poor Scheduled Castes, their concerns and a downright dismissive attitude to the rights-based paradigm.”He also said “A Commission made for the welfare and upliftment of the Scheduled Castes, to fight against the injustice against them and to give them their deserved rights, has vacancies from such a long time and a government which presents itself as the protector and provider of the Scheduled Castes and the poor has completely ignored to fill the posts for effective functioning of the commission.
A task which should have been the priority for these so called “Champions of Scheduled Castes” has been left unattended and the only people suffering from this grave lapse of attention are the Scheduled castes of India.”Kainth also criticized the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and its ministers for behaving like the muppets of Modi and not questioning this lapse of action. He also hinted out the ineffective work of Vijay Sampla, the Minister of State.He further stated that “Modi government has become a habitual offender in Scheduled Castes oppression trampling upon the rights of Scheduled Castes and poor. This anti-scheduled castes mindset of Modi government has extended to widespread cuts in welfare schemes for Scheduled Castes. They are experts in diverting the attention of the public from their inability to perform for the benefits of the SC’s and rather utilizing occasions like the yearlong celebration of 125th anniversary of Baba Saheb Dr. .R. Ambedkar, to woo the SC voters.
”He also said “millions of Scheduled Castes will continue their struggle to get the most basic necessities due to the cruel and unjust cuts in allocations to the Scheduled Castes sub plans and the commission which was responsible for providing justice and maintain a strong stance towards lapses against the Scheduled castes community has no Chairman and other officials to govern. Atrocities on SC’s have jumped under Modi Government and without any efficient working of the Commission; all these atrocities continue to increase day by day.”Modi Government has pledged to keep fooling the Scheduled Castes community in every way, since they came in power in 2014, they have always maintained cuts in allocations of the SC plans, but in 2017 they increased the allocation for the plans thinking the increased allocation might help the BJP in state polls that began on February 4, especially in Punjab – where Dalits make up a third of the population – and in crucial Uttar Pradesh, where scheduled castes can make a difference in at least 100 seats.Kainth concluded by saying that the Scheduled Castes community has suffered enough and it shall not continue being treated as tools and toys. These filthy games and ignorance of the Modi Government shall not be tolerated anymore by the community and any lapse in relation to the welfare and justice of the Scheduled Castes will be treated with protest and the voices of the protest will be louder than ever.