Civil society for implementation of HC’s reservation verdict


Bandipora: The civil society members and employees of different departments here in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday urged the state government to implement recent high court’s judgment on reservation.

A division bench of the high court struck down Section 6 Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act 2004, and Rules 9, 10 and 34 Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Rules 2005 and declared the same as ultra vires to constitution.

While hailing the high court’s decision, members urged that state government to implement without any delay the verdict in letter and spirit. “It is in the good of majority who are victims of undue reservation quota system,” the civil society president Ghulam Muhammad said during a summit here.

They said that the government was illegally providing benefits under the reservation rules to employees appointed under various categories of reservations harming the aspiration of majority.

“We are not against development any group or community but development should not be at the cost of other loss,” he said, adding, “They need onetime benefit instead of consistent benefits which goes against the rules and have been clarified by the court now”

President Teachers Fraternity Muhammad Tariq said that reservation policy with some lacunae needs an impartial and decisive long lasting review both for the betterment of reservation   and non-reservation holders.

“Due to on-going policy, most of the employees are facing injustice which has now been made clear by the J&K high court decision by seizing Section 6 Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act 2004, and Rules 9, 10 and 34 Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Rules 2005.”

The said that the reservation policy has marred the future of hundreds of open merit candidates as they lose promotion chance throughout their career.

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