Lucknow. Nishad Party National President and Cabinet Minister, Directorate of Fisheries, UP Dr. Sanjay Kumar expressed gratitude to the High Court for quashing the notification of reservation of SCs to 17 backward castes including Nishad by the Nishad Samajwadi Party government and said that the Nishad Party had raised its voice against the notification from the beginning. Because this notification was completely wrong and unconstitutional. Because 7 castes including Nishad, Kewat, Malla, Bind, Rajgaur are listed as Madhwar at No. 53 in Census Menu 1961 Appendix F of Uttar Pradesh list. In the same list, there are 08 castes including Dhivar, Dhimar, Kahar, Rakwar, Batham, which are synonymous with Turaiha at number 66. In such circumstances the notification issued by the previous SP government was illegal and unconstitutional. Because our fight is not for inclusion of OBCs in SC, but for liberation of constitutional reservation which 17 castes got before 1992. But previous governments named 17 castes under OBC and SC to complicate matters.
Mr. Nishad said that now the Bharatiya Janata Party will advocate for reservations from central and state governments quickly as till now the matter was pending in court and awaiting the decision of the court and today we will get the decision. The matter has been settled by the Judiciary.
Shri Nishad informed that he is also starting a signature campaign on conservation of Madhwar from today. Soon Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah will also put it together.