ARRESTS OF OBCs FOR DEMANDING BASIC RIGHTS IN INDIA


India: Madhya Pradesh State Election Commission cancelled the Panchayat elections scheduled for 06 Jan, a move which comes after a Supreme Court ruling and the state government’s stand that these polls should not be held without Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservations. Chandrashekhar Azad, Bhim Army Chief along with his associates had been arrested by police for demanding 27 percent reservations for OBCs. They were arrested from outside Chief Minister’s residence. Congress MLA Kamleshwar Patel said that it is the right of every Indian citizen to conduct peaceful agitation for their legitimate demands. But CM Shivraj government brutally crushed their attempt to protest outside CM’s residence, which Congress party strongly condemned. Although, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the city citing Covid-19 protocol, whereas, RSS organized march past in the city and instead of stopping them police and administration provided them security. BJP government is anti-OBC and is trying to end OBC reservation in panchayat elections.