10 years for domicile, then why 40 for 10% EWS quota in Gujarat ,UBVP threatened protest - watsupptoday.com
10 years for domicile, then why 40 for 10% EWS quota in Gujarat ,UBVP threatened protest
Posted 11 Feb 2019 02:48 PM

Agencies
Uttar Bharatiya Vikas Parishad has threatened protests if their youth do not get the benefit of 10 percent reservation for economically backward families of upper castes in Gujarat. They are against the domicile requirement of being a resident since April 1, 1978, and said is unfair if demanded domicile requirement, however, it is reduced from 40 years to 10 years, as is in the case with other states.

A meeting of executive committee of the Parishad was held on Sunday to discuss the issue of domicile and chalk out a strategy for protests.

Gujarat government has recently allowed 10 percent reservation for economically backward families of upper castes. However, it has set a domicile requirement of 40 years. "This means that our youth will not be able to reap benefits of reservation. We have been staying here for long. To be able to submit data that is 40 years old is a very difficult task. Even Maharashtra has a 10-year domicile requirement. Only Gujarat has set such a high requirement," said Shyamsingh Thakur, national president of the Parishad.

During the meeting of the executive council of the Parishad, it was decided that memorandum will be given to various authorities, public meetings will be organized, symbolic fasts will be held, and if necessary, a petition will be filed in the High Court. Thakur said that they had sought a meeting with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, but the request was not entertained. They had then met Deputy Chief Minister, Nitin Patel but did not get any concrete assurance from him as well, claimed Thakur.

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