Dalit’s urges to Prime Minister for take immediate action against dalit violence.

Bangladesh Dalit Parishad (BDP) urges to honorable Prime Minister for take immediate action against recent dalit violence at Parala Rishi community of Monirampur Upazila through protest gathering by organizing human chain and they submitted memorandum to Prime minister through local administration of peoples of republic of Bangladesh govt. on 1st February 2016 at Monirampur Upazila.

On 27 January 2016, Perpetrators Mr. Ibrahim Hossain (19), Mamun, Rimon sexually harassed to Joyonti Rani Das (15) a SSC examine along with her classmates Shilpi Das, Rajia Khatun while she and those girls coming back from Satgati Amrojhuta high school to their home. Joyonti and her friends protested those teasers and at that time Ibrahim, Mamun and Rimon physically assaulted those girls. Joyonti along with her friends run away and shared with her parents. The parents informed the school authority and the Head teacher of the school called a day for resolve the incidents. As the call of school head teacher Joyonti das along with her uncle Mr. Mukunda Das was attempt to go toward that school, but suddenly those perpetrators created obstacles and again assault them as well as forced to go back to home and threatened them to don’t move any where regarding the harassment. Thereafter, they comeback to home and some villagers shared this massage with local UP member. On 30 January 2016, around 9.00 o’clock in morning attacked to the Parala rishi community with heavy weapon like rod, sticks, knifes and set fire in houses, vandalized the temple, looting, sexually harassed to dalit women and physically assaulted those rishi villagers by the lead of local Chatrolegue leader Abu Sayeed. Mukunda Das, Govinda Das, Sakali Rani Das, Nil pada Das, Joydeb Das, Adhir Das and other 15 persons were serious injured and got treatment in Monirampur Health complex. A team from Bangladesh Dalit Parishad (BDP) visited the places and reported the incident as well as strongly lobbying with law enforcing agencies, local political leaders and others for take exemplary legal action against such medieval atrocity. Then Local MP, Police Super, OC visited the places of occurrence and set temporary police camp for security of those villagers. Deputy Commissioner of Jessore Dr. Humayun Kabir announced that DC office will provide tin among victims family. Mr. Adhir Das, (rishi villagers & victims) lodged a complaint in Monirampur Police station. Police has recorded the cases around 12 o’clock of last night (31st January 2016) and arrested two perpetrators till report writing.

We would like to request to all friends to stands against dalit violence.

100% passed in PSC & 99% in JSC ; Dalit Students possessed Excellent result in PSC and JSC exam in 2015

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Dalit students in Monirampur and Keshabpur under the Parittran PRODEP project supported students possessed excellent result in PSC and JSC exam in 2015. There are 151 students (Boys- 77, Girls- 74) were attained PSC exam and among them 100% passed including GPA 5- (A+)= 25 (Boys-11, Girls-14), A = 52 (Boys- 28, Girls- 24), A- = 43 (Boys- 18, Girls- 25), B= 24 (Boys-14, girls- 10), C = 6 (Boys-5, Girls-1), D= 1 boy.

There are 83 students (Boys- 47, Girls- 36) in Monirampur and Keshabpur upazilla attained in JSC exam and among them 82 students (99%) has passed including GPA 5 (A+)= 4 (Boys- 2, Girls- 2), A = 64 (Boys- 34, Girls- 30), A- = 10 (Boys- 8, Girls- 2), B = 3 (Boys- 2, Girl- 1), C = 1 girl.
We congratulated to all success students in Dalit community. Happy New Year 2016.

Parittran received great appreciations award from Rotary Club of Dhaka One

Parittran received great appreciations award from Rotary Club of Dhaka One, Rotary International for its significant contributions of establishing dalit rights in Bangladesh on 26 December 2015 at Weekly Meeting of Rotary Club of Dhaka One, Rotary International at Hotel Six Seasons, Dhaka. SAM Showket Hossain, District Governor, RID 3281 was handing over the honorary crest to Dalit activist and coordinator of Parittran & Bangladesh Dalit Parishad Mr. Bikash Das.

Bikash Das, as the dalit activist presented the socio economic situation and suffering of caste based discrimination in the assembly. He focused the social, political, economical exclusion of dalits in Bangladesh. There are approximately 10 million dalit’s livings in Bangladesh. Due to birth and hereditary professions dalits suffering worst by this caste system. They are restricted to access in public & private places, social services, health, education and excluded from mainstream also.

Honorable District Governor SAM Showket Hossain also expressed his solidarity with demand of dalits. He said, in order to establish dalit rights we have to work together. Bangladesh Constitution has addressed equal rights for all human being. So, govt. should emphasis to enact and implement law to protect dalit rights, he added. He requested to all Rotarians to contribute for development of dalits in Bangladesh.

Mr. Kazi Ahmmed Monowar, President of Rotary Club of Dhaka One moderated the meeting. Members of Rotary Club of Dhaka One and Other District Officials were present at the meeting.

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Evaluation on “Enhanced coping capacity of the disadvantaged community.” Project

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The Enhanced coping capacity of the disadvantaged community (ECCDC) Project of Paritran and its’ partners SHAMS have been implemented in highly disaster prone south west Sathkhira district, Bangladesh with view to reduce peoples’ disaster vulnerabilities under financial assistance of SMILING Programme of the European Union. The project was implemented for 3 years in 16 Unions of 2 Upazilas namely Sathkhira Sadar and Shaymnagar Upazila of Sathkhira district. Therefore an end line evaluation was carried out in the months of November’14-December 2014. The report is the output of the study.

Climate Change and Rehabilitation of Livelihoods in Bangladesh

Climate Change and Rehabilitation of Livelihoods in Bangladesh

 

Discrimination impedes community’s progress

Leaders tell rally organised by Manusher Jonno Foundation, Bangladesh Harijan Oikya Parishad, Bangladesh Dalit Parishad

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A procession brought out from Central Shaheed Minar to Jatiya Press Club in the capital yesterday by Manusher Jonno Foundation, along with Bangladesh Harijan Oikya Parishad and Bangladesh Dalit Parishad, on Global Dignity Day. Photo: Star

 

Discrimination against so called “lower caste Dalit Harijans” is a violation of the country’s constitution and it deprives the community of economic and social development, said Dalit leaders at a rally in the capital yesterday.

They demanded immediate passage of the proposed “discrimination elimination act” to end the deprivation faced by caste-based communities regarding access to mainstream social, economic and educational development.

“According to the constitution, there is no scope for discrimination against any community in the country but still there are incidences of discrimination,” said Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of Bangladesh Jatiya Sangsad.

The law will help end such discrimination but meanwhile Dalit and Harijan communities must be advanced with affirmative reservation and enhanced inclusion and access to various social safety net programmes of the government, she said.

Bangladesh has to put an end to discrimination against any community if it wants to achieve the middle income goal and meet the UN’s sustainable development goals, she said.

Manusher Jonno Foundation, which works for human rights and good governance, along with Bangladesh Harijan Oikya Parishad (BHOP) and Bangladesh Dalit Parishad organised the rally and a discussion at the BMA auditorium on Global Dignity Day.

BHOP Secretary General Nirmal Chandra Das said Dalits and Harijans were still socially considered untouchables and denied human dignity, virtually excluding them from  development and social rights.

“Discrimination has still been going on despite a prime ministerial instruction for their enhanced inclusion,” he said, adding that they were subjected to live a life of indignity.

Citing that there are nearly one crore Dalit people of different “low caste” communities in the country of which 15 lakh are Harijans, he demanded for their equal and quota-based access to employment, reserved representation in parliament and local government bodies, and a national Dalit  commission.

There is discrimination against not only Dalits but also other marginalised communities like physically challenged persons and sex workers, said Manusher Jonno Foundation Executive Director Shaheen Anam.

But the extent of such discrimination is decreasing gradually with the sanitisation of policymakers, she said.

JL Bhowmik, president of Dhaka Mohanagar Sarbajanin Puja Udjapan Committee, spoke while BHOP Chairperson Krishna Lal chaired the discussion.

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