Wednesday, August 31, 2005

RSS Opposes Quota for Converted

Hindustan Time

Bhopal, August 31, 2005

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) spokesperson Ram Madhav today said the RSS would oppose the Union Government's move to grant reservation to the Dalits, who embraced Islam or Christianity.

Replying to questions from journalists over JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar's recentstatement on reservation for converted Dalits, Ram Madhav, who is here to attend the Sangh's two-day meeting of prachar pramukhs said the Sangh was opposed to the idea and supported the views on the issue published in the `Organiser'.

He said the Indian Constitution has provision of reservation for Hindu Dalitsonly. Hence, if the facility was provided to others like Dalits converted toMuslims or Christians, it would be anti-Dalit and amount to injustice to Dalits.Those who spoke for the reservation to converted persons were enemies of theDalits.