Jaipur, Rajasthan: A two day workshop on land rights was jointly organised by IGSSS along with Centre for Dalit Rights (CDR).Around 100 participants comprising Dalit human rights activists, social workers,representatives of Government and Non Government organisations participated in the workshop.
The main purpose of the workshop was to find out the reasons as to why it is becoming difficult to protect the lands of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes despite of the existence of strict revenue laws and land reform policy in the State. Discussions also focused on the need towards formulating future strategies to strengthen the existing land reform act and policies in favour of Dalits in Rajasthan.
Some of the major recommendations that emerged during the discussions were setting up of fast track court in the state for speedy settlement of revenue cases.Conduct survey to collect information about the number of landless dalits and adivasis in Rajasthan. Carry out signature campaigns to pressurize the government to take appropriate measures so that lands belonging to Dalits are protected from encroachment by dominant caste people and land mafias.
Reported by : Mr.Sadanand Bag, Manager, Advocacy