The main protester BAMCEF called for Bharat Bandh on May 25, 2022. They have an issue with the non-implementation of reservations for SCs/STs/OBCs in the private sector.
The All India Minority and Backward Communities Employees Federation (BAMCEF) has decided to observe ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Wednesday over the government’s refusal to conduct a caste-based census for Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
According to Neeraj Dhiman, Saharanpur district president of the Bahujan Mukti Party (BMP), the federation is also protesting the non-implementation of reservations for SC/ST/OBCs in the private sector and the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs). during elections, among other issues.
Along with BAMCEF, Bharat Bandh is also supported by the National Coordinator of Bahujan Kranti Morcha, Bahujan Mukti Party, National Parivartan Morcha, Bharat Mukti Morcha, Bhartiya Yuva Morcha, and other affiliated organizations.
Meanwhile, D P Singh, acting state president of BMP, has asked people to make Bharat Bandh a successful movement. People supporting Bandh are spreading the word on social media platforms to demand the closure of businesses and public transport tomorrow.
The organizations’ demands include:
Caste-based OBC census.
Elimination of the use of EVMs in elections.
Reservations for SCs/STs/OBCs in private sector
No implementation of NRC/CAA/NPR
Vaccination is not to be made mandatory
New law to guarantee MSP to farmers
Resumption of old pension scheme
Separate electorates in OBC reservation in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha Panchayat polls
Protection of tribal people from displacement in the name of environmental protection
Protection of workers from labor laws made during the Covid-19 blockade.
Stores, banks, and small businesses may be affected tomorrow. On the other hand, transport services, offices, schools, and colleges are likely to operate normally.