JAMMU, Aug 12: Rajya Sabha MP from BSP and coordinator for J&K and West Bengal, Raja Ram today cautioned the BJP Government at the Centre and BJP-PDP coalition in the State to stop atrocities on SC, ST and OBC communities in the State.
While addressing protest rally of the BSP here today, BSP MP stated that that after 70 years of independence the deprived communities could not get real justice. They are still struggling for their rights. He said that even today several incidents of atrocities on SCs/STs are being reported. These have increased after the BJP Government came into existence.
Further speaking he said that the reservations for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward sections was not a charity but a matter of right. According representation to the people who were traditionally deprived of education, means of livelihood and protection from the ` old traditional system’, was because of untiring efforts of Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
He informed that the provisions of according representation in employment, education and other institutions of governance was included in the Constitution of India in the aftermath of Poona Pact of 1932 wherein, the depressed classes lost their right of ‘Separate Electorate with double voting power’ and were instead, given reservations. He, once again reiterated that attack on reservation was depiction of caste prejudices still prevalent in the society and RSS was vigorously trying to foment such prejudices and Communal hatred.
Tarsem Lal Khullar, State president of the party while speaking said that BSP will fight tooth and nail for the safeguard of the deprived people in whole country and this connection `Dharna-Pardharshan’ is just the first step to let the Centre and State Govt know that all the deprived sections are still together on the call of their leader Kumari Mayawati.
Senior leader SR Majotra also addressed the gathering.
The main agenda for `Dharna Pardarshan’ was to raise voice against atrocities done by BJP at the Centre and State on SC,ST,OBC communities.
Prominent among others who were present included Som Nath EX- MLA, Charanjeet Bitta, Raj Kumar, RK Bhagat, Jagdish Verma, KL Attri, Jagdish Bhagat and Deepak Rana.