STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Demanding extension of Article 16 (4) A&B of Constitution of India to J&K State by Presidential Ordinance for the restoration of reservation in promotion for the employees of SC, ST, OBC and other categories, Jammu Kashmir Reserved Categories Empowerment Alliance (JKRCEA) threatened mass agitation if the reservation in promotion is not restored within next 15 days. JKRCEA leaders condemned the State Government’s luke-warm response in defending their position on the issue of reservation in promotion in scores of writ petitions’ in the High Court of J&K. The leaders disclosed that they called on the Governor of J&K to intervene into this matter and bring suitable amendment in the current session of the Assembly to negate the effects of Division Bench order of the High Court. It is also stressed upon the government to adopt Constitutional’s 77th, 81st & 85th Amendments so that Article 16 4(A) and 16 (4) B is extended to J&K through Presidential Ordinance. But no action has been taken by the Government of J&K in this regard, they said. Bodh Raj Bhagat, Senior Vice President of All India Bhagat Mahasabha warned that people may take drastic steps if callous attitude of government continue in the matter. Prof. G.L.Thappa advised government to extend Article 16 (4) A & B of Constitution of India to J&K State by Presidential Ordinance to regain the confidence of Reserved categories. JKRCEA leaders warned that if government fails to address the genuine issue of reservation in promotion, a massive agitation would be launched across the State. Among others Sham Lal Bassan, President Dalit Chetan Manch; Prof Kali Dass representing All India Backward Classes Union; Sunita Bangotra, Chairperson, Savitri Bhai Phule Mahila Sangathan, Nighat Shafeeq, M.R Bangotra, Mohinder Bhagat President Bhagat Mahasabha, J&K, M.L Banalia General Secretary, Guru Ravi Dass Sabha, Jammu, Pawan Bhagat, T.C Bavoria, R.L Dogra, Bhadur Lal, Romesh Kumar, R.L Bangotra, Lok Nath, Dr Hardyal, Avinash Kajotra Youth leader, Kathua, Ram Rattan Drai President Mahasha Sabha Udhampur, Vijay Bansal, President Guru Ravi Dass Sabha Udhampur, Somali Sarpanch Sehora, Vimla Devi, Chanchal Devi Panch, Girdhari Lal Rahi, Master Baldev Raj, Bihari Lal Bhagat, Puran Atri, Tara Chand Samyal and Sunita Kumari.
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