The second national conference of All India Brahmins' Association beginning in Coimbatore from January 23, will appeal to the state governments to strictly follow the reservation guidelines of 50 per cent, as ordered by the Supreme Court.
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka were not following the Apex Coiurt ruling of 50 per cent reservation, instead sticking with 69 per cent reservation in education and employment fields, Ramasundaram, District president of the Association, told reporters in Coimbatore on Thursday.
The two-day conference will appeal to these governments to implement the Court order, so that other sections of the society also benefit, he said, adding that the association has already filed a petition in this regard in the Supreme Court.
It will also appeal to the Centre to expedite the construction of Ram Temple at Ayodhya, he said, adding that the Centre should also celebrate the Samadhi day of Adi Shankara, as spiritual day and declare a holiday.
Ramasundaram said that the association has already requested the state government to take steps to remove the statues of EV Ramasamy 'Periyar', which were illegally constructed in front of Chidambaram and Srirangam temples.
The conference will also appeal the Centre to confer Bharath Ratna' on T V Rama Subba Iyer, the founder of Tamil daily, Dinamalar, who was also a freedom fighter and also build a memorial at his birthplace in Nagercoil, Ramasundaram said.