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Youth wings of 14 parties hold joint protest against Modi govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

United Youth Front, a combined youth wing of 14 major national and regional political parties, marched to Parliament on Monday against the "apathetic behaviour" of the NDA government on issues such as unemployment, and fuel price hike.

The front, with youth outfits of several non-BJP parties including the as constituents, was formed last month for joint protests against the

"There is discontent and anguish among diversified youth of the country towards completely apathetic behavior of the on issues of unemployment, inflation, fuel price hike, irregularities in SSC and other competitive exams, police atrocities, BJP sponsored crimes and major corruption in the Rafale deal," said while addressing the gathering at Parliament street.

The protest march titled "Desh Bachao, Yuva Bachao" saw participation from youth wings of the Indian Youth Congress, All India Youth Front (CPI), Nationalist Youth (NCP), Samajwadi Yuvajan Sabha (Samajwadi Party), All (Forward Bloc), Youth League (IUML), Loktantrik Yuva Janata Dal, Yuva Rashtriya Lok Dal, Rashtriya Janata Dal, (Secular), National Conference (Youth), (M), (J) and Revolutionary Youth Wing (RSP Youth Wing).

Referring to data from the (NCRB), Chandrasekhar, the working of the Yuva Janta Dal (Secular) stated that "every 12 minutes, a Dalit suffers an atrocity while six Dalit women are raped everyday".

"Highest crimes against Adivasis were registered in BJP-ruled states of Chhatisgarh and States that accounted for a majority of crimes against Dalits as per NCRB, were the BJP-ruled States of (43.4 pc), (42 pc), (36.7 pc) and (32.5 pc), while Congress-ruled recorded significantly lesser crimes against Dalits," he said.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 18:35 IST