To highlight what they describe as the state government's "step-motherly treatment" towards backward classes, members of a Dalit students' body began a protest march for Delhi from here on Saturday.
The activists of Ambedkar Students Front (ASF) are planning to take out the protest march bare-chested. Pradeep Kumar, who is leading the march, said, "About 1.5-lakh government posts have been reserved for backward classes and scheduled castes in Haryana, but the government is not filling them. We will soon meet Rahul Gandhi to complain about the Haryana government's indifferent attitude towards Dalits and backward classes."
Before leaving for Delhi, the ASF organised a meeting at Krantiman Park here on Saturday. Pradeep Kumar said, "We shall bring into the notice of the Congress high command that the state government in Haryana is meting out step-motherly treatment to backward classes and scheduled castes and shall its intervention to check this discrimination."