The All India Backward and Minority Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) has called for a Bharat Bandh today, to protest against the Centre’s decision of not conducting a caste-based census for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs), according to Neeraj Dhiman, the Saharanpur District President of the Bahujan Mukti Party.
Other than the demand of a caste census for OBCs, the federation is also protesting against the use of EVMs during elections and the issue of reservations for the SC/ST/OBC in private sectors. The impact is likely to be seen in states like Uttar Pradesh, where calls have been made by parties demanding a caste-based survey.
The bandh call is likely to have an impact in Bihar where political parties have been demanding a caste-based census. An all-party meeting is scheduled to be held on June 1.
According to the national convener of the Bhartiya Yuva Morcha, their demands include: