The VHP leader said that after being repeatedly rejected by the Constituent Assembly and Parliament, these people have been going to the judiciary for their demand and the judiciary has also rejected their unreasonable demands. In 1985, the Supreme Court had clearly directed that the need for reservation for the converted Scheduled Castes was contrary to the fundamental spirit of the Constitution.
New Delhi: Regarding conversion and reservation, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has given a stern warning that they will not tolerate any robbery in the interests of Scheduled Castes regarding reservation and will expose such efforts by running a nationwide public awareness campaign.
In fact, Vishwa Hindu Parishad's Joint General Secretary Dr Surendra Jain said that the demand to provide the benefit of reservation to the converted scheduled society is not only anti-constitutional and anti-national, but it is also an open robbery on the rights of the Scheduled Castes. Jain said that missionaries and clerics repeat this time and again that there is no discrimination on the basis of caste in their religion and no one remains backwards after accepting their religion. Despite this they repeatedly demand reservation for the converted, this unreasonable demand is a conspiracy against not only social justice but also the basic spirit of the constitution.
'International powers are working behind them'
Dr Jain further said that Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi had agreed on reservation for Scheduled Castes in 1932 while making the Poona Pact. Unfortunately, since 1936, missionaries and clerics have been raising the demand for reservations for the converted scheduled society from the street to the Parliament. In 1936, Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Ambedkar justified this demand as unreasonable. When this demand was again raised in the Constituent Assembly, Dr Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, rejected it, proving it to be anti-national. Even Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi had termed this demand as unreasonable. The VHP leader alleged that despite repeated denials, such demands coming up, again and again, proved that international powers were working behind them.
'VHP is against this anti-national demand'
The VHP leader said that after being repeatedly rejected by the Constituent Assembly and Parliament, these people have been going to the judiciary for their demand and the judiciary has also rejected their unreasonable request. In 1985, in the case of Susai and others against the Government of India, the Supreme Court had clearly directed that the demand for reservation for the converted scheduled castes is against the fundamental spirit of the Constitution.
Despite this, these people once again went to the judiciary in 2004 and that matter is still pending. Jain further said that due to this, the risk of population imbalance will increase and the Scheduled Castes for whom the provision has been made for reservation will also be deprived of it. He said that VHP will launch a nationwide public awareness campaign against this anti-national demand.