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JALANDHAR: The recent statement of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat regarding an end to reservation is aimed at polarising the Indian society, said the National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA).



Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 2

The recent statement of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat regarding an end to reservation is aimed at polarising the Indian society, said the National Scheduled Castes Alliance (NSCA). It also amounts to violation of the Indian Constitution, the NSCA added.

“Dalits and OBCs form 80 per cent of the population. In fact it is being felt that reservation should be increased in proportion to the population of OBCs and Dalits. The RSS is talking about putting an end to it,” said NSCA president Paramjit Singh Kainth.

The party said the recent incidents targeting the Muslim and Christian communities were also creating tension across the country.

“A number of right wing organisations in Punjab and other states are trying to create an anti-reservation mood. This is posing a danger to the delicate fabric of peace in the country,” he said.

“The reservation policy has not yet achieved its goal of empowering the weaker sections and providing social justice,” said Kainth.

Even the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party, BJP’s ally in Bihar, has clarified that reservation is a settled issue in India as mandated by the Constitution, he claimed.

He said Bhagwat’s remarks had instigated reactions from across the political spectrum. The RSS’s media in-charge Manmohan Vaidya was given the duty to carry out damage control exercise, he added.

“The Sangh had to issue a statement on Bhagwat’s damaging remarks maintaining that Bhagwat didn’t make any comment on the reservation being given at present to various weaker sections of society,” added Kainth.

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