Protest for protection of reservation in promotion

Hundreds of cadres of National Conference (NC) Scheduled Caste Cell led by their chairman Vijay Lochan held strong demonstration today to express their resentment against failure of Government of Jammu and Kashmir to protect reservation in promotion for reserved categories.
While addressing the protesters, Vijay Lochan said that reservation for SC/ST started with the adoption of constitution of India in 1950 but in J&K state, it started during 1970-71 after the struggle made by Dalit leaders. “Reservation in promotion is provided by section 6 of Reservation Act and “Rules 9, 10 and 34 of SRO 294 but High Court struck down section 6 of Reservation Act because Government of Jammu and Kashmir could not protect its own Reservation Act.
After that reservation in promotion was stopped vide Supreme Court Judgment of Indira Sawhney ¬†and accordingly77th constitutional amendment was made,” he added. Lochan demanded for bringing legislation in ongoing state assembly to make provision of reservation in promotion to give justice to reserved category employees in the state.
He warned that if government fails to bring legislation to provide reservation in promotion then the people belonging to reserved category will come on roads.

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