Bishnah, Jan. 17: Taking a dig at the successive dispensation in J&K State for careless handling of issues of reserved categories, the Jammu Kashmir Reserve Categories Employees Association (JKRCEA), a frontal organization working for SC/ST/OBC/RBA and ALC categories, in a day long save reservation programme organized by Bishnah Chapter of JKRCEA here today have alleged of plotting to take away reservation given to deprived classes like Scheduled Cates, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Resident of Backward Area and Actual Line of Control categories of Jammu and Kashmir these categories. Cutting across the political, socio-religious affiliation, the member of various groups, social activists, non-employees and, employees of Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC), Residents of Backward Areas (RBA) and Actual Line of Control (ALC) have attended this programme in large number at Guru Ravi Dass Mandir and pledged their all kind of support to JKRCEA.
Dr. Sanjay Bhasin, President JKRCEA and Chief guest while speaking on the occasion said that the reservation system was ingrained in the Indian Constitution for the upliftment of the downtrodden and not a political tool as portrayed by anti-reservation groups. He also said that JKRCEA, which has now become a staunch movement of masses, has launched a crusade for the protection of constitutional rights of marginalized classes and this would soon attain a shape of permanent solution of their problems, which the people of reserved classes encounter day in, and day out. Highlighting the objectives and formation of JKRCEA, Dr. Bhasin said that this group will follow the ideology of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar which is only the way to safeguard the social, economical, educational and developmental rights of the downtrodden.
Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, General Secretary JKRCEA while speaking on the occasion said that the time has now come when all the sub-groups of Scheduled Castes, Scchedued Tribes and other backward communities have to unite under single umbrella and raise the single voice for their right. He further said, “So far these communities were under serious exploitation and victim of conspiracies thus instead of their problems ameliorated, the suffering and grievances of these communities have piled so up that the same have attained a gigantic situation not in a single sphere but in each and every aspect of reservation like recruitment, promotion, placement, transfer procedures and the overall socio-economic & educational development of these section is very disappointing.” Zabeer Ahmed also appealed the communities to support the hands of JKRCEA which as on date took lead in voicing against the breach of constitutional safeguard entitled to them.
Bodh Raj Bhagat. Vice President All India Bhagat Mahasabha while extending full support to JKCREA, said that the SC/ST/OBC communities have to rise above the sub-castes system and join on a single plateform so that their rights can be protected.
Romeshwar Kumar, Raj Kumar Samyal, Surinder Devgowda, Capt. Hari Chand, M.R.Bangotra, Advocate Pawan Kundal, Mohinder Bhagat, I/C Bhagat Mahasabhda J&K, T.K.Khullar, State President BSP, Kuldeep Kumar (Sarpanch), Tilak (Ex-Sarpanch), Raj Kumar (Panch), Sunny Kumar, Jagdish Angurana and Dr. M.L.Rao, were among many others who spoke on the ocassion. Er. Brij Rana conducted the proceeding and R.C.Bhasin presented vote of thanks.