Wednesday, August 24, 2011

[ZESTCaste] SC/ST panel chief too asks members to stay away

SC/ST panel chief too asks members to stay away
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, August 24, 2011

After the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid asked Muslims to stay away from
Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement, Udit Raj, chairman of All
India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations, issued similar diktats. He
asked Dalits, tribals and Other Backward Communities (OBCs) to keep
away from the
ongoing agitation.

"The movement is trying to subvert the constitution drafted by Dr BR
Ambedkar. The attempt is to make a super government over the elected
government," Raj said.

He also questioned Team Anna on why there was no representation of
Dalits, minorities or OBCs in the core group.

"Apart from the demands, which are extra-constitutional and
undemocratic, it is surprising that there is no representation of
backward communities in the campaign. We would ask Dalits and others
not to participate in Anna's protest," the chairman said.

The confederation said they would submit a Bahujan Lokpal Bill to the
Parliamentary Standing Committee which is scrutinising the government
version of the bill at present.

While the structure of the Bahujan Lokpal Bill is not clear yet, Raj
demanded reservation in membership of the lokpal committee. The
organisation is also holding a 'Save Constitution' rally in the
Capital on Wednesday.


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