RSS demands rejection of 4.5 % minority sub-quota
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 23:24
Nagpur: The RSS on Saturday adopted a resolution seeking rejection of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within the existing 27 percent reservation for OBCs.

The resolution was adopted during the three-day meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the organisation's highest decision-making body, which will conclude tomorrow.

"During the meeting, a resolution was adopted, describing the Centre's move on the sub-quota reservation as anti-constitutional and also called for its rejection by the entire nation," RSS functionary and Swadeshi Jagran Manch joint-convenor Bhagwati Prasad told reporters here today.

In its written resolution, RSS said, "We should uphold the unity and integrity of our society as paramount. Mature polity should handle such movements with utmost care and sensitivity."

He added that a meeting resolved to express grave concerns over the issue of Communal and Targetted Violence Bill. "RSS had launched a nation-wide public awareness programme agains the Bill," he said adding that the Government brought it before the National Council, but could not bring it before the Parliament.

"Both, the bill, as well as the move on minority reservations, are potential triggers for creating disunity and discord among various sections of the society," the resolution said.

Prasad said, RSS was also against the allocation of two per cent funds for minorities from the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

"The meeting called upon the citizens in the country in general and the swayamsewaks in particular to play a proactive role in ensuring that attempts by some sections of the society in destroying our social unity for narrow selfish ends never succeed," he said.

The organisation also expressed concern over upsurge in population movements in different parts of the country over issues like land rights, political rights, dams and river water sharing and conflicts between different group-based on tribe, caste and religion, the statement said.


First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2012, 23:24

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