CPI (ML) RED FLAG--FIGHT AGAINST THE MOVE TO SABOTAGE THE DEMOCRATIC RIGHT OF RESERVATION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE




                                                           
     COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST LENINIST) RED FLAG
CENTRAL COMMITTEE
                                                                             Date 8-1-2019
        FIGHT AGAINST THE MOVE TO SABOTAGE THE                      DEMOCRATIC   RIGHT OF RESERVATION                                                FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Modi government's move to enact upper caste reservation bill on the basis of economic criteria in the name of provision for the poor sections of the upper castes is a blatant move to sabotage the very basis of the reservation policy.  It cannot be counted only as electoral ploy to attract upper caste votes. It is the strategic position of the Sangh Parivar.

It is notable that even at present dalits converted to minority religions such as Christianity are not at all getting any reservation as other dalits do.  

Reservation policy was envisaged and enacted as law for realising the necessary democratic right of the  people who were oppressed for centuries due to the repressive social institution of caste system. 

So, lame excuses such as the provisions of the bill advocates the said economic reservation extraneous to the hitherto implemented reservation quota for the STs, SCs, BCs, OBCs and OECs all the more exposes the reality that it bypasses the original law and that it counterposes poverty against social justice. 

Communist and left forces' view that reservation is democratic right as part and parcel of the course of emancipation of the oppressed by way of agrarian revolution which is the  axis of the total programme of revolutionary social change exists as well established and long upheld position from the days of undivided communist party itself. 

If that is changed it amounts to abandoning cardinal principle of class struggle perspective of revolutionary social change and to tailing behind ruling class parties such as BJP and Congress. 

We strongly condemn this nefarious move by the Modi regime and call upon the left and democratic forces to unitedly fight and defeat it.

                                                                                                     M.S.JAYAKUMAR
    NEW DELHI                                                                             General Secretary
                                                                                                    CPI (ML) REDFLAG

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