JAMMU, July 21: A conference of SC, ST, OBC and minorities held today at Kabir Bhawan, Akhnoor to discuss the problems being faced by these communities.
A large number of people from various backgrounds like political, religious, Government employees, retired employees, youth and panchs, sarpanchs of the locality participated in the conference.
The conference was organized to discuss the problems being faced by the people of SC, ST, OBC and other minority communities. The speakers expressed their anguish over current affairs of politics wherein they alleged that caste atrocities are increasing, constitutional share guaranteed is being denied and minorities along with SC, ST, OBCs are being targeted and attacked on caste basis.
Sulekh Chand, National president of BAMCEF, who was the chief guest of the conference, while addressing the gathering, said almost Constitution of the country has been changed and we are failed to protect that, instead of reservation the Government has starred LPG policy which stands from Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalization and due to this policy our youth are not getting job.
R K Kalsotra, State president of All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations, who presided over the conference, highlighted all the achievements of the Confederation like One Step-Up Reservation, enactment of Reservation Acts, start of inter district recruitment, restoration of Reservation in Recruitment, and many more which were possible because of the support of people.
He said that the fight is still to be continued, particularly for restoration of special component plan scheme for ST/SCs, clearing of backlogs, enhancement of reservation for OBC and restoration of reservation in promotion. He also highlighted that the policies toward the vulnerable sections are biased and in order to fight against such policies he demanded muscle and mental support from people.
Others who spoke were Dr Rajinder Bassan, Ved Parkash, Sandeep Kumar, Deepak Kumar, Sarfraz Chouhan, Ashok Kumar, Jagdish Chopra, Dr K C Bhagat, Kewal Krishan, Ashwani Bhagat, Sham Bhasin and Dr Ashok Uttama.