DODA, Oct 12: A one day convention on ‘Save Reservation’ was held at Chenab Valley Head Quarters Doda by All India Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organizations Unit Doda.
The convention was presided over by District president of the confederation, Amar Nath Bhagat in which a large number of people from SC, ST, OBC and RBA categories belonging to Doda, Bhaderwah, Thathri, Bhalessa, Kishtwar, Kastigarh, Assar, Batote and Ramban participated.
State president, RK Kalsotra accompanied by State Coordinator, Piar Bhagat and Finance Secretary, Harbans Loach was also present on the occasion.
RK Kalsotra, who was the chief guest, while addressing the gathering said that the Reserved Categories always suffer due to the anti- SC/ST/OBC policies of the Government and vested interests in the bureaucracy create crisis for these communities time and again which forces the people to come on roads.
He further said that in the latest case State Government has failed to defend its Reservation Act-2004 in which the State High Court has struck down the Reservation in Promotion due to slackness of the State Government and its Law Department.
He again castigated the Government for underutilization and diversion of Special Component Plan meant for SCs and STs. He advised the audience to tight their shoes to protect the Constitutional rights of the reserved categories like Baba Sahib B R Ambedkar and Saheed Bhagat Amar Nath Ji and asked them to participate in thousand in Save Reservation Convention/Rally on November 1, 2015 at Jammu and on December 7, 2015 at Delhi.
Amar Nath Bhagat, assured the State president for all sort of cooperation on behalf of the participants to bring thousands of people in Jammu convention. He also launched on spot the membership drive expansion the base of confederation and mobilizes the people.