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Report on “Anti-Discrimination Bill-2022; ‘Expectations of Dalit Community’ a National Consultation Meeting

On 21 December 2022 at 11am, in the title of “Anti Discrimination Bill-2022; ‘Expectations of Dalit  Community’ a National Consultation Meeting was held at the Shaheed Dr. Shamsul Alam Khan meeting hall room of the Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) building in Dhaka the capital city of Bangladesh. The program has organized by non-governmental human rights development organization Parittran and implemented by Bangladesh Dalit Parishad (BDP) Central Committee, honorable member of National Parliament Dhaka-8 Mr. Rashed Khan Menon was present there as the Chief Guest of this this propitious program. Even he said, before passing the Anti-discrimination bill into law, a consultation meeting must be held with the Parliamentary Standing Committee. He called upon all some Dalit leaders from the Dalit community people to convey the issues of the amendment in writing. He also said, if this this Anti-disclination bill passed by the National Parliament then the long demand & aspiration of the dalit people will not be fulfilled. He finally assured to introduce this Bill in the Great Parliament with necessary amendments. Advocate Shamima Akhter Khanam, Member of Parliament.

Reserved Constituency, was present as a special guest. Chan Mohan Robidas the President of Bangladesh Dalit Parishad (BDP) Dhaka Divisional Committee presided over the meeting Manoranjan Ghoshal, the artist of Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra spoke as an honored guest. Prothom Alo Joint Editor Sohrab Hasan, Kajal Debnath,  the Member of the President Council of Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Oikko Parishad,  Advocate Rabindra Ghosh, President of Bangladesh Minority Association, Syeda Husne Kadery Mala, Capacity Building Specialist of Plan International Bangladesh, Ishrat Jahan Biju is the project manager of HEKS EPER and the welcome speech has given by Milan Das the Executive Director of Parittran.

Mr. Swapon Kumar Bapary the Presidium member of Central Committee of Minority Rights Forum participated in the open discussion. Adv. Probitra Mastry the Joint General Secretary of Minority Rights Forum, Jibon Robidas the President of Bangladesh Dalit Parishad (BDP) of Barisal Divisional Committee. Md Rabiul Islam is the Program Coordinator of Parittran has presented the ideas through a PowerPoint presentation in this meeting. Mr. Ujjal Kumar Das the organizing Secretary of Bangladesh Dalit Parisahd (BDP) presided whole over the event.

Besides, Mr. Probir Sircar the Communication Manager of Parittran and Md. Alauddin Sarder the Project Officer of Y-moves project also have supported to implement the program smoothly and successfully.

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