Chandra Shekhar Aazad leads Bhim Army march against SC ruling on SC/ST reservations from Delhi's Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

The Supreme Court has held that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and there is no fundamental right to claim quota in promotions

Press Trust of India February 16, 2020 18:45:15 IST
Chandra Shekhar Aazad leads Bhim Army march against SC ruling on SC/ST reservations from Delhi's Mandi House to Jantar Mantar
  • A large number of Bhim Army members took out a protest march on Sunday against the Supreme Court's ruling that state governments are not bound to provide reservation in promotions in public services

  • Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad led the protest march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

  • He has given a call for a 'Bharat Bandh' (nation wide strike)on 23 February demanding that the government brings an ordinance to nullify the ruling

New Delhi: A large number of Bhim Army members took out a protest march on Sunday against the Supreme Court's ruling that state governments are not bound to provide reservation in promotions in public services.

Chandra Shekhar Aazad leads Bhim Army march against SC ruling on SCST reservations from Delhis Mandi House to Jantar Mantar

Supporters of Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad during a protest march against the Supreme Court's ruling that state governments are not bound to provide reservation in promotions in public services. PTI

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad led the protest march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar. He has given a call for a 'Bharat Bandh' (nation wide strike)on 23 February demanding that the government brings an ordinance to nullify the ruling.

Harjeet Singh Bhatti, the spokesperson of the Bhim Army, said, "The judgment of the apex court is totally against the Constitution's promise of right to equality."

The Supreme Court has held that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and there is no fundamental right to claim quota in promotions.

The apex court said this while dealing with pleas regarding Uttarakhand government's 5 September, 2012 decision to fill up all posts in public services in the state without providing reservations to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The government's decision was challenged in the Uttarakhand High Court, which struck it down.

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