Hyderabad: Several people belonging to the Dalit community observed a ‘black day’ protest against the Presidential Orders of 1950 on Tuesday in the city.

The protest, which was held at the BR Ambedkar statue at Tank Bund here was against the Presidential Orders of 1950 which stated that the Dalit status is reserved only for the Hindu religion. The gathering was attended by balladeer Gaddar and many other Catholic priests, nuns and Dalit Christian and Dalit Muslim political leaders. “Though many people have changed their religion, they have been deprived of their reservations. The Parliament must bring in amendments to the Constitution in terms of reservations,” said Gaddar.

Deepak John, member of Catholic Association for Hyderabad stated that Muslim and Christian members have been deprived of the benefit from the reservation for jobs, education and many other aspects. He said that the Presidential Orders must immediately be scrapped.

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