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RSS demands rejection of 4.5 per cent minority sub-quota

March 17, 2012 21:24 IST

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh on Saturday adopted a resolution seeking the rejection of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for minorities within the existing 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes.

The resolution was adopted during the three-day meeting of the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha, the organisation's highest decision-making body, which will conclude on Sunday.

"During the meeting, a resolution was adopted describing the Centre's move on the sub-quota reservation as anti-constitutional; it also called for its rejection by the entire nation," said RSS functionary and Swadeshi Jagran Manch joint-convenor Bhagwati Prasad.

In its written resolution, RSS said, "We should uphold the unity and integrity of our society as paramount. Mature polity should handle such movements with utmost care and sensitivity."

He added that the meeting resolved to express grave concerns over the issue of Communal and Targeted Violence Bill.

"RSS had launched a nationwide public awareness programme against the Bill," he said, adding that the government brought it before the National Council, but could not bring it before the Parliament.

"Both the Bill as well as the move on minority reservations are potential triggers for creating disunity and discord among various sections of the society," the resolution said.

Prasad said the RSS was also against the allocation of two per cent funds for minorities from the Corporate Social Responsibility.

"The meeting called upon the citizens in the country in general and the swayamsewaks in particular to play a proactive role in ensuring that attempts by some sections of the society in destroying our social unity for narrow selfish ends never succeed," he said.

The organisation also expressed concern over upsurge in population movements in different parts of the country over issues like land rights, political rights, dam and river water sharing and conflicts between different group-based on tribe, caste and religion, the statement said.

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