Speakers at a national policy dialogue today demanded to form a parliamentary caucus and Dalit Commission to remove existing discriminations among casts, creeds and races in the country.
The National Policy Dialogue was organized by Bangladesh Dalit Parishad (BDP) at the VIP Lounge of the Jatiya Press Club in observance of the International Day against Racial Discrimination.
Chaired by Milon Das, advisor of BDP, its coordinator Bikash Das presented the keynote speech at the dialogue where General Secretary of BDP Ashok Das gave vote of thanks.
Whip of the Jatiya Sangsad Md Shahab Uddin, Rustom Ali Foraji, MP, Kazi Rozi, MP, Momtaz Begum, MP, Begum Lutfa Dalia, MP and Md Yeahia Chowdhury, MP, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission Kazi Reazul Haque, eminent human rights activists Advocate Sultana Kamal, Dr Hamida Hossain and Khushi Kabir and Executive Director of Manusher Janno Foundation Shaheen Anam spoke on the occasion.
The speakers urged the government to constitute a parliamentary caucus in Jatiya Sangsad comprising members of different political parties and enactment of laws removing all forms of discrimination from the society.
They also demanded the government to form a Dalit Commission for ensuring the rights of the backward people of the country.