Bhopal: It was an impressive turnout by Men, women, and youth, who turned up in black dresses or wore black bands on their sleeves to lodge their protest against the reservation system prevailing in the country by joining the run for equality organised by SAPAKS, SAPAKS Samaj and SAPAKS Youth wing in the State capital today.
Those who joined the run raised slogans against reservation.
The Equality Run was aimed at building public opinion against the highly discriminatory system of reservation in promotion for SCs and STs that got institutionalised on 17th June by the 77th Constitution Amendment of 1995 when PV Narasimha Rao was heading a Congress Government as Prime Minister.
The Run for equality was led by SAPAKS patron Rajeev Sharma, IAS and SAPAKS Samaj Patron and former IAS and ex- State Information Commissioner Hiralal Trivedi. Prominent among those who joined the Run were SAPAKS President Dr Kedar Tomar; SAPAKS founder Ajay Jain, senior journalist and founder member of SAPAKS Samaj Lalit Shastri and SAPAKS Yuva Sangathan chief Abhishek Soni.