On 16 March 2011, on the occasion of the international day for the elimination of racial discrimination (21 March),
dalit people in Joypurhat district under Rajshahi Division have been drawing the attention of all to their plight. During the human chain and procession Dalits have demanded to enact an anti-discrimination. Dalits in Joypurhat are tired of being marginalized due to their hereditary professions. They farther demanded greater access to Governmental resources and services. We are sufferings at every sphere of our life.
500 and more dalit people (Cobblers, Shoe maker, Robidas, Jaladas, Cleaner) demonstrated on the main road and then submitted a memorandum with 12 demand to the District Commissioner of Joypurhat. On behalf of The Bangladesh Dalit Parishad, the convenner of Joypurhat Dalit Parishad Ad. Babul Robidas, the General Secretary Mr. Ashok Das, the Coordinator Bikash Das, Dalit leaders Monu Robidas, Balailal Robidas, Bordi Robidas,
Basonti Robidas, Monu Horijon spoke at the gathering. Besides, acting district commissioner Mr. Monjurul Islam, Principle Khaja Samsul Alam, Co-convener, Bangladesh Awami League, Mr. Mamunur Roshid, General
Secretary of District Ganoforum, Dewan Bodiujjaman, General Secretary of district Communist Party, Mr. Abdul Ajij Molla, Mayor of Joypurhat municipal showed their solidarity towards the legal demand of dalits.