Even Pakistan President admits ‘ Country suffers due to Caste, not only Flood!’

23Sep11

President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday took note of media reports that the scheduled caste Hindus (Dalits) were denied humanitarian assistance and entry into relief camps allegedly for being “untouchable” and has called for a report from the provincial government.

President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday took note of media reports that the scheduled caste Hindus (Dalits) were denied humanitarian assistance and entry into relief camps allegedly for being “untouchable” and has called for a report from the provincial government. The President also directed that immediate relief be provided to all marooned and stranded people and flood victims including the scheduled caste Hindus. Spokesperson to President Farhatullah Babar said that the President this morning took notice of the reports in a section of the media and has asked the Chief Minister to look into the complaints and correct the situation.

Zardari described any discrimination in extending rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations to minorities or anyone on the basis of caste, creed or religion as “unacceptable”. He said the havoc caused by floods was a humanitarian disaster that called for a humanitarian response beyond partisan or religious considerations.

 

Source: The Dawn



One Response to “Even Pakistan President admits ‘ Country suffers due to Caste, not only Flood!’”

  1. Ambedkar demanded autonomy (not reservations/affirmative action) to Muslims/Christians/Anglo-Indians/Sikhs/SC/ST communities in 4th August 1932 Round Table Conference.
    http://goo.gl/u0QNW


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