JAMMU, Feb 12:
Demanding the extension of Article 16 (4) A & B of constitution of India to J&K State by Presidential Ordinance for the restoration of reservation in promotion for the employees of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and other categories, the heads of socio-religious, retired employees, youth & women wings of Jammu Kashmir Reserved Categories Empowerment Alliance (JKRCEA), a frontal organization working for the constitutional rights of reserved categories of State, in a jam-packed Press Conference held here today at Press Club Jammu have threatened of mass agitation if the reservation in promotion is not restored within next 15 days.
The leaders who said that their communities in J&K are 50-60 lakhs, at the outset have condemned the state government’s luke warm response in defending their position on the issue of RESERVATION IN PROMOTION in scores of writ petitions’ in the high court of J&K.
They also said that more frustrating for reserved categories were when the state bureaucracy acting as dictators deliberately ignored STAY ORDER of Supreme court in Naseeb Singh Vs State & Ors. Further it was told that the govt. is continuously ignoring our own High Court’s interpretations of Supreme Court STAY ORDER pronounced in writ petition SWP No. 924/2018 dated 01-05-2018 which speaks, “Meanwhile, respondents shall consider the claims of the petitioner for promotions against the post of Executive Engineer under reserved category by ignoring the impugned circular as the judgment passed by this court in reservation matter has been stayed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.”
Taking into consideration all the aspects, the leaders disclosed that they called on the Hon’ble Governor of J&K to intervene into this very sensitive & serious matter and bring suitable ordinance/resolution/bill/amendment in the current session of the assembly to negate the effects of Division Bench Order of the High court.
It is also stressed upon the government to adopt Constitutional 77th, 81st & 85th Amendments so that Article 16 4(A) & 16 (4) B is extended to J&K through Presidential Ordinance. But they expressed their concern that so far no action has been taken by the Govt. of J&K in this regard.
Bodh Raj Bhagat, Sr. Vice President All India Bhagat Mahasabha while speaking on the occasion warned that people may take drastic steps if callous attitude of government continue in the matter. He appealed for large scale social unity amongst SC, ST, OBC’s for a bigger fight. He warned the micro minority of this country that comprises of only less than 10% to desist from issuing irrelevant statements and added that before issuing such irrelevant statements they must assess their power and should not provoke majority community of this country.
Among others M.R.Bangotra, Mohinder Bhagat (President Bhagat Mahasabha, J&K), M.L.Banalia (General Secretary, Guru Ravi Dass Sabha< Jammu), Er. Pawan Bhagat, T.C.Bavoria, R.L.Dogra, Bhadur Lal, Romesh Kumar, R.L.Bangotra, Lok Nath, Dr.Hardyal, Avinash Kajotra (Youth leader, Kathua), Ram Rattan Drai (President Mahasha Sabha Udhampur), Vijay Bansal (President Guru Ravi Dass Sabha Udhampur), Somali (Sarpanch Sehora A), Vimla Devi, Chanchal Devi (Panch), Girdhari Lal Rahi, Master Baldev Raj, Bihari Lal Bhagat, Puran Atri, Tara Chand Samyal and Sunita Kumari.