NSS Kollam taluk union meet today

Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: The Kollam taluk union of the Nair Service Society (NSS) will engage in a show of strength here on Wednesday, raising the demand for social justice.

The programme is called the ‘Nair Mahasammelanam.’ NSS taluk union president S.R. Rajagopal said a rally would begin from Asramam Maidan at 3 p.m. and culminate at Anandawaleeshwaram Mannam Nagar where a public meeting would be held. The public meeting would be inaugurated by NSS general secretary P.K. Narayana Panicker. Members of the community from all 133 ‘karayogams’ under the taluk union would attend the rally and the public meeting.

The meet is being held in all taluk unions of the organisation in the State. It is a prelude to stronger agitations planned by the NSS to achieve the long-standing demand for social justice.

Dr. Rajagopal said the NSS felt the backward communities were being given more benefits than what was justifiable. He alleged that both the Union and the State governments were ignoring the upper caste communities. Social justice would become a reality only if the economically weak among all communities were supported by benefits, including reservation.

He said the NSS demand was that the government conduct a caste-based audit of all those in government service. Any caste found having more than due representation should be deleted from the reservation list.

Those among the Nair community who were socially, economically and educationally backward should be promoted with reservation benefits, he said.

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