Vijay Sampla, Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC), expressed concern over Bihar ranking second in the country for crimes against Scheduled Caste (SC) people. While he did not disclose the state topping the list, Sampla criticized the Bihar government for its failure to address the issue effectively. The specific details of the crimes against SC individuals in Bihar were not provided by Sampla.
During a two-day state-level review meeting, it became apparent that the administration had failed to deliver the benefits of social, economic, and welfare schemes to the SC community, as per the data presented by Bihar to the NCSC.
Sampla highlighted the alarming dropout rate of SC students in Bihar, with only 20 percent of SC children opting for secondary education. He criticized the government's indifferent approach towards SC education and urged the establishment of at least one hostel for SC girls in every district.
Regarding the release of Anand Mohan Singh, a convicted gangster and politician involved in the murder of a SC community member, Gopalganj collector G Krishnaiah, Sampla revealed that the NCSC had sent a notice to the state government seeking an explanation for his early release. Singh was among 27 convicts released under the state government's amended prison rules allowing for sentence remission.