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Bhim Army marches in protest in Delhi against Supreme Court ruling on reservation in promotions

Chandrashekhar Azad, who led the march, has given a call for a Bharat Bandh on 23 February, demanding the govt bring an ordinance to nullify the SC ruling.

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New Delhi: A large number of Bhim Army members took out a protest march Sunday against the Supreme Court’s ruling that state governments are not bound to provide reservation in promotions in public services.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad led the protest march from Mandi House to Jantar Mantar. He has given a call for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on February 23 demanding that the government brings an ordinance to nullify the ruling.

Harjeet Singh Bhatti, the spokesperson of the Bhim Army, said, “The judgment of the apex court is totally against the Constitution’s promise of right to equality.”

The Supreme Court has held that states are not bound to provide reservation in appointments and there is no fundamental right to claim quota in promotions.

The apex court said this while dealing with pleas regarding Uttarakhand government’s September 5, 2012 decision to fill up all posts in public services in the state without providing reservations to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The government’s decision was challenged in the Uttarakhand High Court, which struck it down.


Also read: Rise of Chandrashekhar Azad — from Saharanpur’s saviour to darling of anti-CAA protests


 

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