AP: Protest against Kapus’ demand for Backward Class status

Members of the Andhra Pradesh Backward Classes Welfare Association today staged a protest against the Kapu community’s demand for its inclusion in the list of Backward Classes and asked the state government release a white paper on the matter.

The protesters, led by the Association’s Krishna district president P Koteswara Rao, sat on a dharna in front of the Krishna district Collectorate.

They said they don’t object to the funds provided to the Kapu community but are against their inclusion in the Backward Classes list.

They argued the Kapus’ demand for the Backward Class status is in violation of the Constitutional provisions.

They demanded the state government release a white paper, explaining how it plans to give Kapus the Backward Class status without disturbing the current reservations structure.