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Up in arms:Members of the Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti staging a protest in Bidar on Tuesday.— Photo: Gopichand T.
Up in arms:Members of the Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti staging a protest in Bidar on Tuesday.— Photo: Gopichand T.

The Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samiti has stepped up its agitation against ongoing recruitment in various State government departments.

The samiti has been demanding that the recruitment process be halted, in view of the amendment to Article 371 (J) of the Constitution being passed, assuring reservation in employment and education for people of the region.

Led by samiti president Vaijnath Patil, the members and students took out a procession to the Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Tuesday and submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister.

In the memorandum, the samiti criticised the government for going ahead with recruitment to more than 16,000 posts although the amendment had got the Presidential assent. The State should immediately take steps to fix the quantum of reservation, it said.

Mr. Patil warned of an intensified agitation if the government did not stop recruitments.

Meanwhile, a conference organised on the issue by the Hyderabad Karnataka Pradeshada Horatagala Samanvaya Samiti also demanded a ban on recruitments. A delegation would meet Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar on January 10 in this regard, while also urging him to declare Gulbarga the second capital of the State and allocate Rs. 25,000 crore for development of the region.

In Bidar

Bidar Special Correspondent reports:

The samiti held a protest and ‘rasta roko’ in Bidar on Tuesday as well, seeking a ban on recruitment to government posts till the provisions of the amended Article 371 (J) are implemented.

Marching from Basaveshwara Circle to Ambedkar Circle, they demanded that the government immediately introduce an ordinance notifying the regional reservation system.

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