Tuesday, December 15, 2009

[ZESTCaste] A semi-clad demo for reservations in Delhi


A semi-clad demo for reservations in Delhi
Posted on December 14th, 2009

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): A demo-rally demanding reservations in the
private sector, for the people belonging to scheduled caste and
scheduled tribe, was staged here on Monday.

A hallmark of this demonstration was that the participants had
stripped upto to their waist to highlight their demands.
They raised slogans that the persons belonging to the scheduled castes
and tribes were not given the preference in private sector
enterprises, which they claimed as a constitutional entitlement.

"Government has left no option before us and has compelled us to
protest. It is a deaf and dumb government. It is not going to be moved
simply. That is why we took to streets half-naked; things can go
beyond this if our legitimate and "constitutional" demands, like
reservations in private sector are not met by the government," said
Bhagwan Singh Tanta, a demonstrator.

The demonstrators also mentioned that this reservation should be
extended in all the services including the defence and the judiciary.

"One can interpret our protest demonstration in anyway; we are
non-violent people, our main reason for protest is to put forward our
demands in a democratic way," said, Shamsuddin, another demonstrator.

The demonstrators also termed government''s action as one that has
been ambiguous and misleading the nation vis-à-vis the due benefits to
the scheduled castes and tribes. (ANI)


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