Ahmedabad: RSS-backed outfit launches campaign to remove ‘Christian tribals’ from ST quota (Free Press Journal)

The move aims to create a divide among tribal voters and discontinue reservation benefits for the converted individuals.

By Darshan Desai

An RSS-backed organisation has initiated a campaign to demand the removal of Adivasis who converted to Christianity or Islam from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) list. The move aims to create a divide among tribal voters and discontinue reservation benefits for the converted individuals.

Gujarat Janjati Suraksha Manch Takes Action

Supported by the Sangh Parivar, the Gujarat Janjati Suraksha Manch organised a procession of tribals affiliated with the saffron brigade in Ahmedabad. The procession from three areas culminated at the Sabarmati Riverfront, where a rally was scheduled with participation from the organisation’s leaders.

In a separate event, Gujarat BJP president CR Patil, along with party legislators and leaders from Surat, attended a rally addressed by self-proclaimed godman Dhirendra Shastri. Shastri proclaimed that his mission was to establish a Hindu Rashtra not only in India but also in Pakistan…

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