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US to host Dalit Minority Int'l conference in 2008

india Updated: Dec 30, 2006 17:46 IST

The next international Dalit and Minorities Conference would be held in the United States in 2008.

The date and venue of the conference would be decided later, Sanjay Singh, spokesman of the Lok Janshakti Party whose President and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan is the Chairman of Dalit Minorities International Forum, said in Patna on Saturday.

Singh, a member of the Bihar Legislative Council, said Dr S Nakadar will be the Chairman of the next conference and Dr KP Singh its Convenor.

A resolution to this effect was adopted at the end of the two-day Dalit Minorities International Conference held in Delhi on December 27 and 28.

It was decided that the international conference would be held every two years in a foreign country and a minimum of six state conferences would precede each global meet.

The meeting also appointed 27 Convenors for 23 countries, including the US, India, UK, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Sri Lanka, Japan, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Canada, Germany, Belgium, New Zealand and Australia, Singh said.