OBC delegation meets Chairperson NCBC

Members of OBC delegation and NCBC Chairman posing for group photograph.
Members of OBC delegation and NCBC Chairman posing for group photograph.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Oct 16: A delegation led by F.C. Satia, Convenor OBC Joint Action Committee Jammu , called upon Chairman, National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in connection with OBC reservation in UT of J&K after abrogation of article 370 .
Satia pleaded that OBC reservation in J&K UT should be at par with other Union territories of India i.e 27% or above and it should be based on Mandal Commission report.
“Since J&K state and its separate constitution have ceased to exist, central laws including OBC reservation are imminent,” said Satia.
He also apprised the Chairman of the recent assurance given by the J&K Govt to OBCs that they shall get their share in a similar manner as in other parts of the country.
The delegation also made an appeal that reservation to backward area in the garb of “Socially and Educationally backward people” is unconstitutional and it should be stopped in the UT of J&K.
The Chairperson NCBC Bhagwan Dass Sahni, gave a patience hearing and observed that OBC’s of J&K have really been deprived from their constituents rights owing article 370. He assured to the delegation that NCBC will pursue the case favourably at all fronts.
Those who accompanied the delegation are Madan Lal Baldotra, Balwant Kataria, Raj Kumar Chalotra, Kewal Krishan Fotra Jagdish Raj Pandey and Sunil Dafara.