The All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations (All India Parisangh) has given a call for a protest demonstration in Delhi today to oppose the decision of the Supreme Court of India on reservations to Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates.
The Confederation led by a former Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Udit Raj says that the government headed by PM Narendra Modi has stopped reservations for the backward classes and the Supreme Court has favored the Modi’s party BJP to impose its Brahmin ideology on the SC and ST community.
He added that the All India Parisangh will hold a demonstration at Jantar Mantar protest site on Wednesday (February 12).
Of late, the Supreme Court has ruled that the state governments are not bound to fill vacancies in accordance with the rules of reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). In other words, the court has made reservations optional for the states.
Interpreting Article 16 of the Constitution, the court has observed that the state governments are free to decide if reservations are required in the matter of appointment and promotions to public posts.
“The highest court of India is also giving judgments against the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. We need to demolish this trend,” said Dr Udit Raj.
— Dr. Udit Raj (@Dr_Uditraj) February 11, 2020
He added that all the recommendations of the Mandal Commission should be implemented. The Mandal Commission or the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission (SEBC) was established in 1979 by the Janata Party government under PM Morarji Desai.
RSS / BJP द्वारा आरक्षण समाप्त किया जा चुका है । #सुप्रीमकोर्ट भी SC/ST/OBC आरक्षण पर भाजपा का पक्ष बनकर ब्राह्मण व्यवस्था थोपने पर अमादा है
परिसंघ ने हमेशा से सडक की लड़ाई लड़ी है, @Dr_Uditraj ने समाज के लिए आवाज बुलंद की है |आरक्षण बचाने कल दोपहर 12बजे #हम_जंतरमंतर_आ_रहे_हैं pic.twitter.com/989CTbsbyK
— All India Parisangh (@aiparisangh) February 11, 2020
It was supposed to identify the socially or educationally backward classes of India in order to give them preferential treatment in jobs. The Commission’s report recommended that members of Other Backward Classes (OBC) be granted reservations to 27% of jobs under the Central government and public sector undertakings, thus making the total number of reservations for SC, ST and OBC to 49%.
Though the report was completed in 1983, PM V.P. Singh’s government expressed its intent to implement it in 1990, which led to widespread student protests, as most students oppose reservations based on the caste of candidates.
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