THE Dalit Shoshit Mukti Manch (DSMM), in a statement issued on March 28, has called upon all its units throughout the country to observe protest day on April 2 against the dilution of the provisions of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Prevention of Atrocities Act because of the ruling of a two member bench of the Supreme Court. The DSMM supports the demand to include the PoA in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution. This will effectively protect the PoA from any dilution. DSMM has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against its decision.
DSMM has called upon all its units to organise protest actions like dharna, processions, rasta roko, hartal etc. It has appealed all other dalit and democratic organisations to support this protest.
DSMM has extended its support to other organisations which are agitating on this issue. In the coming days, DSMM will work to build a strong, united movement to rebuff all attacks on dalits and on their hard won rights.