New Delhi: In a bid to protest against the central government for not conducting a caste-based census of the OBCs, the All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) has called for a Bharat Bandh on May 25.
As per Neeraj Dhiman, the Saharanpur District President of the Bahujan Mukti Party (BMP), apart from demanding a caste-based census, the federation is also protesting against the use of EVMs in elections and the issue of reservations for the SC/ST/OBC categories in private sectors.
The bandh on May 25 has also got support from the BMP party and its president DP Singh has urged the people to make it successful.
Furthermore, Waman Meshram, the National convener of Bahujan Kranti Morcha extended his support to the Bharat Bandh on May 25.
Meshram also claimed that some forces are creating an atmosphere of disturbance to divert the attention of people from the bandh, especially the OBCs so that they cannot join the movement.
The lists of demands include:
-- Stopping the use of EVMs in elections
-- Caste-based census
-- SC/ST/OBC reservations in the private sector
-- Law guaranteeing MSP to farmers
-- Non-implementation of NRC/CAA/NPR
-- Resumption of the old pension scheme
-- Separate electorates in OBC reservation in Panchayat elections in Odisha and Madhya Pradesh
-- No displacement of tribal people under the garb of environmental protection
-- Not making vaccination compulsory.
-- Protection against labour laws that were secretly made against workers during the Covid-19 lockdown.