Himachal Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) Human Rights Department Chairperson Sanjay Chauhan said on Monday that the party will not tolerate Dalits getting ignored of their rights and the will fight for their rights.

He said that it is in the history of the Congress that it has remained associated with the progress and development of the Dalits.

Sanjay Chauhan charged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of oppressing the Dalits and violation of their rights.

The recent incident of Dalit students alleged discrimination by forcing them to sit outside to watch PM Modi’s ‘Pariksha Par Charcha’ speech was unfortunate, he said, adding that such a non-human behaviour on caste basis should be condemned.

He demanded action and a case will be filed against those responsible for the incident and the accused be arrested as such an act against the Dalit is a cognizable offence.

Chauhan charged that the Dalit children often facing discrimination and are segregated at the time of Mid Day Meal distribution.

If the state government fails to take action, the Congress will stage a protest against the oppression of the Dalit and will fight for the justice.