BY TC News Desk
Agartala, August 17: Representatives of the Tripura Harijan Unnayan Samiti on Thursday submitted a list of demands aimed at addressing key concerns affecting the Harijan community. The association’s objective is to secure essential rights and opportunities for Harijan youth, including immediate employment opportunities in both government and semi-government institutions. One of the focal points of the demands is the regularization of all Harijan youths who have been engaged in various government and semi-government roles for a period exceeding five years.
A delegation from the association convened at the SC Welfare Office in Gurkhabasti to deliver a formal deputation outlining their seven-point demands. The delegation engaged with the department’s leadership to convey the pressing issues and concerns faced by the Harijan community in the region.
Speaking to the press following the deputation, the Assistant Secretary of the Samiti underscored the importance of each demand. Notably, the association emphasized the predicament of eight Harijan families who are still awaiting government housing, despite the completion of government housing initiatives for IGM Harijans. The association urged prompt action to ensure that these families are expeditiously provided with suitable government accommodations.
The association’s demands extend beyond housing, focusing on the need for comprehensive rehabilitation efforts in various Harijan colonies across Agartala, Dharmanagar, Kailashahar, Panisagar, Kumarghat, Teliamura, and other areas. Central to this objective is the renovation of housing units in Harijan colonies, complemented by access to essential amenities such as electricity, clean drinking water, and well-maintained roads.
Samiti’s Secretary Partha Basfor and President Shankar Harijan jointly stressed the importance of drainage infrastructure, urging authorities to address water drainage issues that have been affecting the community.
The submission of these demands marks a significant step towards advocating for the welfare and betterment of the Harijan community in Tripura. The association remains committed to working collaboratively with relevant authorities to ensure the fulfillment of these crucial aspirations.