‘J&K Can Take Lead in Scrapping All Reservations’



Describing the caste-based reservation policy a great threat to the social fabric of the state, chairman All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference, Shafiq Mir Monday said Jammu and Kashmir can take lead in scrapping all reservations.

Rejecting all sort of reservations in the name of caste, colour, creed, region and religion, Mir suggested all the politicians and other social forces, if they want to see the development of all sections of the society equally, they should come forward and demand reservation in the name of BPL (Below Poverty Line) only.

“Poor persons are in all sections of the society. If we are really honest to change the poverty conditions of the poor people of the society we must adopt BPL formula for reservations,” he said.

Terming the BPL formula a best way to develop all the sections of the society, Mir demanded to scrap all the reservations made whether on the basis of area, caste, region or religion and adopt a new policy on the basis of BPL, as “it will end the demand of the reservations in future”.

Mir said, Jammu Kashmir, being constitutionally a special state can take a lead in this reformative step and “can pay way for other states of the country”.

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