Imphal, Aug 23,
Popular Front of India Chairman E Abubacker has questioned the call made by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat for a ‘harmonious discussion’ among communities on the issue of reservation. Chairman stated that it is not community quota reservation available to Dalits and OBCs, but the constitutional requirement of adequate representation that is to be open for discussion.
A statement said that there is nothing new about the demand now made by RSS chief for so called conversation over the issue of reservation. It is just part of the upper caste anti-reservation conspiracy that RSS and BJP have been towing since the very beginning. It should be seen in the light of the earlier anti-reservation utterances made by Bhagwat and RSS. It was only a few months back that BJP government undermined the very rationale of reservation by allowing 10% quota on economic grounds. Sangh Parivar idea of India is to reinforce the social and political structure based on caste system in which leadership is dominated by Brahmins at the cost of empowerment of untouchable and backward sections .
It further added that the Constitution unequivocally states that the objective of the reservation is adequate representation of the socially and educationally backward sections in government services and education sector. Studies and after studies have shown that the SC-ST, OBC and religious minorities like Muslims remain massively under-represented than their population share in the country not only in government jobs and educational institutions but in every sphere of power. He reminded that the above marginalised sections are not in need of quota reservation as a favour, if they are given representation proportionate to their population share. He has advised Mohan Bhagwat to start this process of re-allocation in the decision making upper bodies of RSS, BJP and Modi.02 cabinet.
E Abubacker called upon the Dalit and backward community groups, parties and their leaders in the country to make it clear that there shall be no debate on the issue of reservation until the constitutional objective of adequate representation is achieved.
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