We are ready to amend PTCL act as promised,We resolve to bring amendment in the the first session of legislature,No compromise in protecting Dalits’ interest: CM Siddaramaiah

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Our Government will not yield to any pressure regarding effectively implementing prohibition of transfer of land rights of Dalits.

We will not make any compromise on our concern in this regard,Chief Minister clearly said here today.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today chaired a meeting regarding bringing amendment to PTCL Act with various organisations,Ministers,senior officers and legal experts and discussed about the matter.

The Government’s commitment to protect the interests of the Dalits rights to own land, has been reiterated in the budget presented recently.

This meeting is convened to gather opinion of the community leaders and Government intends to bring this amendment in the present legislature session itsels,he explained.

There should be no repeated litigation and the intention of the PTCL act should be effectively fulfilled.Those who lost land should not experience debacle in courts.

Therefore opinions of Dalit leaders and lawyers has been sought. Will take legal experts opinion too, he said.

Revenue Minister Krishna Byregowda,and other Ministers,Dr.H.C.Mahadevappa,H.K.Patil,Dr.G. Parameshwara,K.H.Muniyappa,Satish Jarakiholi, Priyank Kharge,Shivaraja Tangadagi,Nagendra,K.N. Rajannna, R.B.Timmapura and Chief Secretary to Government Vandita Sharma,Secretary to Government, Social Welfare Department- P.Manivannan,Advocate General Shashikiran Shetty and other senior officers, Leaders of various organisations and lawyers of Dalit community were present in the meeting.