JAMMU, Mar 4: Demanding a separate column in the upcoming census, Chairman OBC Department of JKPCC, Suresh Kumar Dogra claimed that enumeration of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in the Census 2021 is very compulsory to know the strength of these people.
In a meeting here today Dogra said many organizations brought demands of OBCs into the notice of Government but none listened to the grievances of these people.
Dogra claimed that the then Home Minister of India Raj Nath Singh in 2014 had declared separate column for OBC people in Census 2021 and all OBC people voted in favour of BJP trusting the words of Singh but the next Union Home Minister Amit Shah “broke the faith of OBCs” by saying: “There will be no separate column for OBCs in Census 2021.”
The OBC Chairman of JKPCC said that Government should not compel OBC people to come on roads to seek their rights.
Som Nath Verma, Jagdish Raj Kashyap, Sat Pal Kashyap, Sunil Bedi, Sumant, Sanjay Kumar, Surinder Kumar, Raj Kumar and Surjit Kumar were also present in the meeting.