Muslim sub-quota: VHP to stage nationwide stir

Last Updated: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 19:06

Jaipur: Stepping up its agitation against the
Centre`s decision to provide 4.5 per cent reservation to
Muslims within the OBC quota, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has
decided to stage a nationwide protest on Monday.

"Large number of activists will participate in the dharna
against the Centre`s policy of Muslim appeasement at all the
district and tehsil headquarters," VHP`s Joint General
Secretary Vinayak Rao said here today.

He alleged that the Centre`s move to provide sub-quota to
Muslims within the 27 per cent OBC reservation was
"unconstitutional" and said the VHP would raise the issue with
the highest authorities.
"When we are a secular country, why is the government so
keen for caste-based reservation?" he asked.

Rao said a large number of representations addressed to
the President and Prime Minister would be handed over to
district collectors after the dharna and demonstrations.

In Jaipur, the demonstration will take place at the
Collectorate, he said, adding the VHP was also opposing the
decision to reduce the number of days of Amarnath yatra.

"We are demanding 60 days of Amarnath yatra but it has
been reduced to 39 days this year. We are opposing this move
and will launch a campaign `Shiv Bhakt Bharti Abhiya` from May
6 this year," said Rao.
PTI



First Published: Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 19:06

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