New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): A demo-rally demanding reservations in the private sector, for the people belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe, was staged here on Monday. A hallmark of this demonstration was that the participants had stripped upto to their waist to highlight their demands.
They raised slogans that the persons belonging to the scheduled castes and tribes were not given the preference in private sector enterprises, which they claimed as a constitutional entitlement.
"Government has left no option before us and has compelled us to protest. It is a deaf and dumb government. It is not going to be moved simply. That is why we took to streets half-naked; things can go beyond this if our legitimate and 'constitutional' demands, like reservations in private sector are not met by the government," said Bhagwan Singh Tanta, a demonstrator.
The demonstrators also mentioned that this reservation should be extended in all the services including the defence and the judiciary.
"One can interpret our protest demonstration in anyway; we are non-violent people, our main reason for protest is to put forward our demands in a democratic way," said, Shamsuddin, another demonstrator.
The demonstrators also termed government's action as one that has been ambiguous and misleading the nation vis-'-vis the due benefits to the scheduled castes and tribes. (ANI)