Kshatriya Yuva Saini Sabha calls on Div Com, refuses OBC status

Yuva Saini Sabha members submitting memorandum to Div Com Jammu on Thursday.
Yuva Saini Sabha members submitting memorandum to Div Com Jammu on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 10: A delegation of All J&K Kshatriya Yuva Saini Sabha, led by its President Suksham Singh today called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar and submitted him a memorandum to decline the grant of OBC status to the community.
President of All J&K Saini Sabha, Pritam Singh Saini also accompanied the delegation.
Suksham Singh apprised the Divisional Commissioner that the Government Order S.O 537, dated 19th October, 2022 brought Saini community under the ambit of OSC/OBC reservation without any proper surveys, terming it as a clear violation of all the set guidelines and parameters laid down by the Mandal Commission Report and the judgment in Indra Sawhney (Indra Sawhney Vs Union of India) 1992 Supp (3) SCC 217.
“We, Saini community respectfully decline this decision to include our Saini (Kshatriya) community of J&K into this reserved category,” he said, adding “Our Saini community of J&K UT doesn’t satisfy even a single indicator out of eleven indicators of backwardness specified by Mandal Commission Report. This is clear violation of Constitution as well as it hurts the sentiments of our Saini community.”
Suksham Singh said that Saini community is a prosperous and economically strong community with high literacy rate, that too above national average literacy rate. Majority population of the community is already serving in Government sector, private sector and armed forces at respectable positions, thereby contradicting the belief that Saini’s are economically, educationally and socially backward, he added.
“Our economically poorer peers of Saini community are already availing the benefits of EWS reservation, and granting them OSC status will deprive them of EWS benefits. Our community never asked for any kind of reservation and we strongly believe that reservation should be based on economical conditions of an individual and we strongly oppose caste based reservation,” he said, adding that an inquiry should be set up to look into the previous surveys and data put forward by Justice G D Sharma Commission, which recommended OSC/OBC status to the community.
The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured to look into the matter. The delegation comprised of Amandeep Singh Saini, Neeraj Saini, Rahul Saini, Amit Saini, Ranjan Singh Saini, Amit Saini, Abhimanyu Singh, Gourav Saini, Rohit Saini and Manav Saini.