Religion Based Reservation is Unconstitutional - AP High Court; Big Blow to Minority Panderers
28/05/2012 12:26:33 HK
It is heartening to note that , Our Judiciary is the sole institution which has not blinded by the wrap of ‘Pseudo Secularism’ and ‘Minority Pampering’.
Once again Andhra Pradesh high court struck down Central Government order to create a sub-quota for religious minorities out of the existing 27 per cent reservation for the other backward classes. "There is no rationale or empirical data to justify such an action," the Bench opined, saying it violates the law. The court also expressed "anguish" at the "casual manner" in which the Centre had dealt with the issue. “No evidence has been shown to us by the learned Assistant Solicitor General to justify the classification of these religious minorities as a homogeneous group or as more backward classes deserving some special treatment”, opined the court.A PIL filed by R Krishnaiah,from AP, questioned its constitutional validity since it pandered to appeasement of a particular religion. Earlier also AP High court has quashed 4% Minority reservation proposed by AP State Government.
Congress-led UPA Government rolled out 4.5 per cent reservation benefit for minorities in central admissions and jobs as part of their ongoing Minority Pampering measures at the expense of Hindus.The Congress came out with this inspite of opposition from Hindu organisations just before UP elections.
BJP and VHP welcomed AP High court Judgement "When these reservations were announced we had clearly said it is against the Constitution,"told BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
VHP leader Dr Pravin Togadia demanded Central Govt. to immediately withdraw this reservation which has been again and again proved as unconstitutional. If Central Govt. is not ready to adhere VHP warned of public agitation untill they heeds to it.