Friday, December 18, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Udit Raj's fast-unto-death for reservation in pvt sec enters 3rd day

Udit Raj's fast-unto-death for reservation in pvt sec enters 3rd day

New Delhi, Dec 17: All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations'
(AICSSO) chairman Udit Raj's indefinite fast, which began on December
15, entered its third day today.

AICSSO activists have been demonstrating since November 19 demanding
reservation in the private sector and enactment of the Reservation Act
along with other demands relating to social, political and educational
development of Dalits in the country.

They have also been demanding filling all posts lying vacant in
government organisations as soon as possible.

Mr Raj could not talk to media due to weakness caused by two day's of fasting.

A member of AICSSO, Sangdeep Ukey, told UNI that only 15 per cent of
people in India have enough resources to fulfill their needs, but
remaining 85 per cent require government's support in the form of
reservation or such kind of arrangement to get their rightful share.

On the issue of reservation in the private sector, he said if they are
using the resources of this country, then why should they be free from
any responsibility and accountability towards the Constitution.

Reservation was provided by the Constitution and it should be applied
on everybody, he added.


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