Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad calls for Bharat Bandh on 23 Feb after Supreme Court upholds SC, ST Amendment Act

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Wednesday called for a Bharat Bandh on 23 February against a Supreme Court ruling that states were not bound to provide reservation in promotion and appointments in public employment

Press Trust of India February 13, 2020 09:28:05 IST
Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad calls for Bharat Bandh on 23 Feb after Supreme Court upholds SC, ST Amendment Act

New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Wednesday called for a Bharat Bandh on 23 February against a Supreme Court ruling that states were not bound to provide reservation in promotion and appointments in public employment and also quota is not a fundamental right.

He urged MPs and MLAs of all parties belonging to the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and OBCs to build pressure on the government to bring an ordinance to nullify the ruling. "The people have chosen them and they should talk about the issue. If they do not raise the issue, we will even gherao their residences," he told reporters.

Aazad said his outfit will hold a march from Mandi House to Parliament on 16 February to press for its demands. On Tuesday, Aazad had approached the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict on reservation.

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