Bangalore: The Karnataka Dalit Sangarsha Samithi staged a protest demanding that 23 per cent of the budget be set aside for Dalit upliftment. Bangalore divisional committee president S.N. Murthy demanded a CBI inquiry into the hooch deaths which he said mostly involved Dalits. The loans taken by SC/STs from the Dr. Ambedkar Development Board have to be waived land provided for almost one lakh homeless SC/STs in the State, he said. — Staff Reporter

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