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RSS demands rejection of 4.5 % minority sub-quota

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

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

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

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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