AKHNOOR, Dec 9: Addressing a meeting of Aarakshan Virodhi Manch Jammu (AVMJ), its president Mr. Ram Pal Seth strongly hailed the election speech delivered by Hon’ble Prime Minister, Sh. Narinder Bhai Modi in Jharkhand in which he said that caste is not reasonable in Jobs. Mr. Seth said that AVMJ stands for total abolition of caste-based reservation and demands equal status to all people. He alleged that Indian Constitution has become a play thing in the hands of political parties and it has been amended in such a way that its very nature & form is absolutely changed.
Mr.Yash Paul Senson, Gen Secretary of the Manch demanded Special Support Measures (S.S.M) for the welfare of the poor and needy irrespective of their caste, religion and region.
Mr. Senson said that reservation has been used by political parties as a vote catching device and a safe passage. Reservation has been cementing castism & communalism which are big threat to the unity & integrity of the country.
Mr. Senson demanded that all the privileges given by the Government on the basis of caste be withdrawn and they should be provided on the basis of economic basis. Mr Raj Kumar Banathia vice-president of the Manch said nearly all political parties and vying with each other to please particular section advocating reservation for them ignoring the poor and needy of unreserved categories, which is great injustice. He lashed out at the previous governments for following an appeasement policy, which appears to be based on obsolete data. Through a resolution, Manch appealed people to vote for parties & candidates opposing caste-based reservation. The meeting was attended by Deepak Khajuria, V.K Sharma, Krishan Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Sat Pal Sharma, Tara Singh, Bushan Pargal, Som Dutt and others.