On 8-12-2012 Speakers at a press conference in the city
underscored the need for changing our way of thinking about the marginalised Dalit people. They too are a significant part of our population who can contribute much to the development of both society and economy. It is unfortunate that to date this large section of our Bangladeshi
people (the Dalits) are discriminated against in all spheres of social life.
This was the main message delivered by speakers in the press conference organised at the National Press Conference by Parittran, an NGO of
Dalits and working for Dalits, Bangladesh Dalit Parishad and Manusher
Jonno Foundation. Arama Datto, member of the National Human Rights Commission,
Monoranjan Ghoshal, a veteran singer of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra,
Badru Mohammad Khalequzzaman, writer, Milon Das, executive director of
Parittran, Udoy Das, president of Bangladesh Dalit Parishad, and leaders
of the Dalit community spoke on the occasion.