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GCPFI discusses socio-economic, political issues facing general category
5/25/2024 11:21:10 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, May 25: The General Category People's Front of India (GCPFI) held a significant meeting today under the leadership of Chairman Mr. Raj Kumar Banathia. The assembly delved into the socio-economic and political challenges faced by the General Category.
Addressing the meeting, Prof. Yash Paul Sharma, President of the Front, emphasized the growing unity among the General Category against ongoing neglect, marginalization, and caste-based discrimination perpetuated by the Indian political class. Prof. Sharma attributed low voter turnout and the use of NOTA in elections to public frustration with divisive vote-bank politics and policies that violate fundamental rights and international human rights. He criticized the political class for losing the trust of the Swarn Castes, who are now opposing government policies that favor caste, class, and religion over equal rights and treatment.
Prof. Sharma demanded legal provisions under an 'Equality Act' to address these grievances. He highlighted that since 1950, government policies have brought only misery to the Swarn Castes, declaring caste as a qualification for some and a disqualification for others, including Brahmins, Rajputs, and Mahajans. He stressed the visible betrayal by ruling parties like Congress and BJP, whose socio-economic and political strategies are filled with contradictions and inequalities, threatening social harmony. He called on the political class to rectify these injustices, particularly those marginalizing the General Category, and to provide "Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities" by abolishing caste, class, and religion-based reservations.
S.N. Sharma, General Secretary of GCPFI, informed the members about the severe impact of caste-based policies on the Swarn Castes, who continue to be deprived of their rightful share in jobs, admissions, and politics. He strongly opposed the "abuse and misuse" of the constitution and demanded the removal of restrictions on Articles 14, 15, and 16 to ensure the "Right to be Elected" for all. He urged political parties to recognize the emerging message that the historical injustices faced by the Swarn Castes will no longer be tolerated.
Other members, including V.K. Sharma, Bhushan Pargal, Dr. Bansi Lal, Gopal Dass Verma, Deepak Khajuria, Surinder Kumar, and Jagdish Dogra, advocated for 'Monetary Assistance' to all educationally and economically backward families across all castes and religions, instead of the existing reservation system. They argued that the current reservation policies hinder national progress.
Chairman Mr. Raj Kumar Banathia thanked all participants for their continued support in the struggle against governmental inequalities and injustices.
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