Shah Faesal calls for political empowerment of Dalits

Shah Faesal calls for political empowerment of Dalits
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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) chief hah Faesal on Sunday called for political empowerment of Dalits and other marginalised sections of society.
“Ambedkar’s vision of a fully functional, inclusive democracy won’t be realised unless scheduled castes and other disadvantaged sections of the society get adequate representation in the power structure and various public institutions protect their interests,” Faesal said while addressing a public meeting at Srinagar, according to the statement issued here.
He said that besides reserved constituencies, it is important that political parties field Dalit candidates from other constituencies also so that their adequate representation isn’t seen as a matter of compulsion but a matter of duty towards the society.
He assured that JKPM will ensure full protection of the rights of Dalits and work for their welfare and empowerment.