42 SC Organisations joins under SC Morcha against move to give reservation to Christians and Muslims

published on July 28, 2008

BJP SC Morcha dharna today


THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forty-two SC organisations under the leadership of the BJP SC Morcha will stage a dharna at East Fort, Thiruvananthapuram, on Monday against the UPA Government’s move to grant SC status to converted Christians and Muslims.

The dharna, planned from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. will be inaugurated by Satyanarayana Jatiya, BJP national committee member and SC Reservation Rights Protection Forum national convenor Ramnath Kovind told reporters after a national-level officebearers’ meeting of the BJP SC Morcha here.

Pressing forth these demands, the BJP SC Morcha will organise state-level conferences from August 16 to August 31. An all-India rally is being planned in New Delhi on September 21.

The meeting registered protest against the Justice Ranganatha Mishra Commission report okaying the proposal to give SC status to converted Christians and Muslims.

Kovind said that the criteria of SC status was based on the practice of untouchability existing in Hinduism, but since Christianity and Islam professed equality in their respective religions, there was no justification in granting SC status to converts.

Senior BJP leaders including former BJP national president Bangaru Laxman and state president P.K. Krishnadas attended the meeting.

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