VHP to move SC against govt on Muslim reservation issue
Ludhiana, Jan 2 (PTI) The VHP today said it will move the Supreme Court against the UPA government’s decision to grant 4.5 per cent reservation to Muslims under OBC quota. “The 4.5 per cent reservation to Muslims within the 27 per cent OBC quota is a politically motivated move ahead of elections in five states. We will challenge this in the Supreme Court,” VHP Organising General Secretary Dinesh Chandra said here. “Religion-based reservation is against the Constitution,” he told reporters, adding that VHP is also planning to start a mass awareness campaign against the government’s move. “We have also lodged a strong protest with the Election Commission as the move came just three days ahead of the poll dates announcement,” he said. [PTI | 08:01 PM,Jan 02,2012]
VHP launches campaign against minority sub-quota
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international president Pravin Togadia today launched a nationwide campaign against the sub-quota for minorities within the 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs). Addressing a meeting of Bajrang Dal for distributing tridents among the youth here, Togadia said that if need be, he would like people to “come out on the streets in a democratic way” to oppose minorities reservation law and this save Hindus’ right to livelihood.
He also urged the state government to desist from passing the Religious Trusts Act under which 1.96 lakh Hindu trusts were to lose their independent right to serve the people for education and social upbringing.
Bajrang Dal sources said that around 7,000 tridents were distributed in the presence of prominent religious and VHP leaders.[Express news service Mon Jan 02 2012]
VHP to launch nationwide protest against Muslim quota
Ahmedabad, January 01, 2012 – Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is launching a nationwide agitation against the government’s decision to grant 4.5% reservation to Muslims within 27% OBC quota, the party’s international general secretary Praveen Togadia said in Ahmedabad on Sunday.
“We have decided to launch a nationwide agitation for saving the jobs and education of Hindus in the country,” he said without specifying the date for the proposed stir.
Togadia was speaking on the sidelines of a trident distribution function organized by Bajrang Dal in the Maninagar area.
The VHP members would be mobilizing the Hindu community against the injustice done to them by the Union government by approving the sub-quota for Muslims, he said.
“This agitation would intensify and could take the form of a civil war if the government does not roll back its decision,” Togadia said.
Accusing the government of playing vote bank politics, the firebrand leader said he would be meeting the leaders of the OBC community across the country and ask them to join the VHP agitation to protect their rights in the coming weeks.[Press Trust Of India]