“Seers of Ahinda community will extend their support to the protest called by ‘Meesalathi Samrakshana Samithi’ on April 21, opposing the Supreme Court’s verdict to rollback reservation in promotion in government jobs,” said Basava Nagideva Sharana of Cheluvadi Mahasamsthana, Chitradurga.
He was addressing a press meet at the Mysuru Press club in the city on Thursday.
“The backward communities should be united to fight for their human rights and should warn the state and central government against curbing the rights. Backward Classes (BCs) need reservation in the fields of politics, education and public sector,” he said.
“The government should pass an Ordinance to save the rights of BCs. Reservation is not alms, but a tool to achieve equality. Until people practice untouchability, reservation should be there till then,” said Jnanaprakash Seer of Urilinga Peddi Mutt.
“We should fight till the social justice is served. The poor are there in all the communities. Government should not try to snatch the food of the poor,” said Moulvi Ajeem Aleem Chisty.
“It is the duty of the government to safeguard the BCs. The Christian community is in support of the protest to ensure human rights,” said Rev Fr S D Joseph.
Former Mayor Purushotham said, “There will be more than 20,000 participants in the protest from Christian, Muslim, Cheluvadi, Madivala and other communities. The protest rally will begin by garlanding the statue of Dr B R Ambedkar in front of the Town Hall at 12 noon.”
Mahadevaswamy, Siddarameshwaraswamy and others were present at the press meet.