Demand Raised for Universal Education, More Reservations

Activists and organisations working for the welfare of disadvantaged communities on Saturday drafted a common minimum programme, which included increasing reservations and providing universal education.

The campaign, called AMOD — after the adivasis, minorities, OBCs and Dalits it fights for — put forward a list of demands that it will be raising in other cities as well.

S.S. Nehra, spokesperson of AMOD, said that the campaign had demanded the increasing of the OBC reservation from 27 per cent to 52 per cent, or equal to their population.

AMOD also demanded that Muslims and Christians of SC origin should be included in the SC list.

AMOD will be launching a campaign in Tamil Nadu next month.

Source: The Hindu