Dalit rights body to oppose 10% reservation to dominant castes in Supreme Court

Dr VA Ramesh Nathan, General Secretary, National Dalit Movement For Justice (NDMJ) referring to the recent Constitutional Amendment Bill-2019 (124th Constitutional Amendment), passed in both the houses to provide 10% reservation for the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category, has said that the NDMJ is “strongly opposed this action of BJP-led government”.
In a statement, he says, it dilutes “the social justice concept of reservation to Dalits, Adivasis, and OBCs on the basis of caste injustice, being done to these communities by adding the words Economically Weaker Sections in Article 15 and ‘Backward class citizens’ in Article 16 of the Constitution.”
Pointing out that political parties who have supported this move want to “please the forward caste sections of the society, who are already advanced socially and educationally in society, before the general elections”, Dr says, “We also finding out the possibilities of intervening in the Supreme Court against this move.”

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