|GCPF holds meet, discusses issues|
|JAMMU, Dec 15 : A meeting of General Category People's Forum-Jammu (GCPF-J) was held under the chairmanship of its President Prof Yash Paul Sharma. In the meeting, threadbare discussion was held over the marginalized and total neglect of general category people (swaran castes) in social, economic and political sphere by Indian political class. The negative effect of caste-based reservation was also discussed.|
Addressing the meeting, Prof Yash Paul Sharma criticized the continuation of reservation, which has jeopardized the career of many talents. He referred to the selection of a reserved category candidate who secured just one point, killing the merit of a student of Psychology Department of Kashmir University, who secured 16 points and was dropped from the selection list.
Prof Sharma appealed to the people and student community to raise their voice against caste based discrimination. Som Nath Sharma, General Secretary of the Forum said that forum fights for change by curbing reservation and continuous struggles against inequality, injustice, discrimination and its ultimate aim is a society based on the principle of equality and justice.
Nath demanded review of conditions to grant reservation from caste go economic status.
They castigated political parties for inflicting discrimination with general category people in the name of social justice and so called past injustices. Due to reservation, people failed to get the services of competent professors, doctors, engineers, bureaucrats and administrators.
In the meeting a resolution was passed unanimously demanding the benefits of reservation to the people who are needy and deserving irrespective of their caste and religion and debarred the people who are affluent and elites.