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Odisha: After Maharathi, it's Damodar Rout now in target of National SC Commission

 

Monday June 09, 2014

Odisha, Damodar Rout, Pradeep Maharathi, Dalit Commission, P L Punia  
 

"With cases of Dalit atrocity increasing in the State of Odisha, the National SC Commission seems to have become the biggest troublemaker to some politicians and the government of Odisha as a whole.

 

HNF Correspondent

 
 

During his two days tour to Odisha the National SC Commission Chairman Dr PL Punia targeted the Health Minister of Odisha Dr Damodar Rout for his derogatory reference to the Dalits in a public meeting. Minister in the Naveen Patnaik Cabinet, Dr Rout is facing cases in the Odisha high court for this apart from the case being closely monitored by National SC Commission.

While meeting the State govt officials, Dr Punia appealed that the minister must not be given government support in this case. "Officials including Chief secretary have told us that the Advocate General has been instructed not to stand by Dr Rout in the said case," said Dr Punia.

Dr Punia hit at the Naveen Patnaik Cabinet as well on the particular issue while raising question about inclusion of such a person, against whom cases pending in the court, in the cabinet.

 

"It gives a wrong message that people in power have access to special amnesty," said the Chairman of SC Commission adding that “it’s upto the Chief Minister to take a step on this”.

Dr Rout, in New Delhi now, told media persons that he filed a petition in the High Court and never sought any help or assistance from the government in this regard.

Briefing the press in Bhubaneswar, Dr Punia also hinted about the much discussed Pipili gang rape case and urged that the government must properly inquire into the alleged involvement of the ousted minister Pradeep Maharathi in the case of gang rape and murder and do justice to the victim family. "It's known that the prime accused Prasant alias Pasia was a close aid of Maharathi. Even though the state police denies to the allegation of Prasant being arrested from the farmhouse of the ousted Minister, his role in influencing police to deny registration of FIR, influencing the medical officers to deny proper treatment and undertake wrong treatment of snake bite has to be probed properly," said Punia.

It’s to mentioned that a dalit girl Babina Behera of Arjungoda village in Pipili Police station area was allegedly raped and attempted to be killed on November 29, 2011 morning. After remaining in a comatose state for about six months, Babina was declared dead by Doctors of SCB Medical college Hospital, Cuttack, on June 21, 2012.

Referring to the case of non-entry of dalits into the Hindu temples, Punia said, "It's unfortunate that such evils rule our society even today. However, instead of treating it just as a legal issue, it must be seen as a social issue and a strategy be prepared to deal with the issue through awareness campaigns."

With cases of Dalit atrocity increasing in the State of Odisha, the National SC Commission seems to have become the biggest troublemaker to some politicians and the government of Odisha as a whole.

 
 

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