A day long hunger strike organized by Welfare Party Kerala state committee, in front of the state secretariat block in Thiruvananthapuram demanded the LDF government to immediately publish community wise data of government servants in various sectors.
The protest is against the reservation in government jobs for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) which is being implemented under the guise of economic reservation “by subverting the basic principles of the Constitution.”
The 24-hours protest started on Wednesday.
“The LDF government is trying to prove that it is ahead of Sangh Parivar in defending the interests of the upper castes with anti-minority policies. Welfare Party will lead a strong agitation by building a united front of reserved communities against the reservation coup- the protest opined,” Welfare Party National Vice President K Ambujakshan said.
Ambujakshan pointed that it is the biggest irony in history that the left government in Kerala is holding umbrella to line with the BJP’s goal of constructing an upper-caste Hindutva state.
Hamid Vaniyambalam, the state president of the party, said that the figures coming out of the education sector where a forward reservation has been implemented point to the subversion of social justice.
VP Shuaib Moulavi, Palayam Mahall Imam, Prof. E. Abdul Rashid, state president, MECCA, Kuttappan Chettyar, convener, Reserved Community Front, Adv. Suresh Kumar, CSDS, Kadakkal Junaid, KMYF, Roy Arakkal, state general secretary, SDPI, Shijulal Naga, state secretary, ILP, Ranjini Subhash, district president, Bhim Army, Vineeta Vijayan, Dalit activist, Majeed Nadvi, Minority Rights Watch, Santosh Edakkad, state secretary, KDP, Karamana Bayar, president, Jamaat Council, Neem Tajuddin, Jamaat Council, AS Ajit Kumar, musician, Mahesh Thonnakal, state general secretary, Fraternity, Usha Kumari, sate vice president, Women Justice, Shanavas PJ, state Secretary, FITU and others greeted the fasting protesters and asserted their stand against EWS reservation.