Activist on indefinite hunger strike in Jalna

  • | Thursday | 30th November, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: Amid demands of different communities for reservation, activist Deepak Rannaware has started an indefinite hunger strike in Jalna district demanding free education for students from the Brahmin community. The hunger strike started on Tuesday under the umbrella organisation Samast Brahman Samaj Sangharsh Samiti. It aims to put pressure on the government to address the long-pending demands of the community.The hunger strike is taking place in Jalna, which has recently seen agitations by different communities, including Marathas, OBCs and Dhangars, for their reservation demand.Rannaware told TOI, Our key demand is that entire education should be made free for the Brahmin community students. There are very few government jobs available now. So, we have been demanding the setting up of Parshuram financial development corporation so that the financially weaker sections of the community can turn entrepreneurs.He said these are not new demands and the same have been raised for over 15 years from different platforms. The list of demands includes construction of independent boys and girls hostels in each district, an honorarium of Rs 5,000 for Brahmin priests and appointment at the temples for performing rituals. Another important demand is converting the class-II Inami lands given to Brahmin community priests for their sustenance into class-I land and granting the ownership rights of these properties to them. There is also a demand to make the management rights of traditional temples hereditary. We also published the following articles recentlyBrahmin activist on fast in Jalna to demand free edu for communityAmid demands for reservation, activist Deepak Rannaware begins hunger strike in Jalna district to demand free education for Brahmin students. He also seeks the establishment of Parshuram financial development corporation for Brahmins to become entrepreneurs. Other demands include construction of hostels, honorarium for priests, ownership rights for class-II Inami lands, and hereditary management rights for temples.AIPEF demands independent enquiry into coal crisisThe All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has called for an independent investigation into the import of coal and whether the coal crisis was intentionally orchestrated to justify the import, questioning the primary beneficiaries of coal imports. The federation urged an impartial inquiry led by a retired Supreme Court judge to probe irregularities in coal import, particularly by the Adani Group. It also advocated for a ban on firing imported coal without scientifically blending it with Indian coals to prevent damage to boilers. The AIPEF called for the central government to compensate state governments due to the directive making the import of coal mandatory at high prices.BJP to have chief minister from Backward Class community if voted to power: Amit Shah in TelanganaHome Minister Amit Shah targets BRS and Congress in Telangana elections. BJP promises a Chief Minister from the Backward Class community if elected. BJP will also provide free arrangements for visiting Ram Temple in Ayodhya. BJP aims to scrap existing reservations to Muslims and increase quota for OBCs and STs. Amit Shah alleges a deal between Congress and Bharat Rashtra Samithi.

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