Appeal to extend representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha

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Through media reports we have learnt that the Union Cabinet has taken a decision with regard to extending section (a) of Article 334 concerning the reservation of seats for the Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes in the Lok Sabha and in the Legislative Assemblies of the States - this will be extended for another ten years, while section (b) of the same Article with regard to the representation of the Anglo-Indian community will be EXCLUDED in the proposed Amendment, directly affecting Articles 331 and 333.
The founding fathers of our Constitution under the leadership of Dr B R Ambedkar included this provision after a significant majority of Anglo-Indians, led by Mr Frank Anthony, himself a member of the Constituent Assembly, chose to live in independent India and swear allegiance to the country of their birth. We, Anglo-Indians, have been fiercely loyal to our beloved India and have made a significant contribution to nation building in various fields, including the Armed Forces, education, the Indian Railways, Police, Customs, Post & Telegraph, nursing and other strategic services.
Today, the community may be small in number, as it was 70 years ago, but it continues to contribute significantly in the building of modern India through hundreds of Anglo-Indian schools spread across the country. Our schools are the most sought after. Corporate leaders, politicians, bureaucrats, acclaimed professionals and academicians, and people from all walks of life and belonging to all communities, are eager to send their children to an Anglo-Indian school that will prepare them to excel in the Report Card of Life, built on the pillars of values, principles and compassion. This clearly demonstrates the huge influence this small community has and the massive contribution it is making. Hundreds of thousands of children - Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, besides our own Christian children, are nurtured into becoming caring, well rounded citizens of India.
Under the leadership of Mr. Barry O’Brien, we appeal to the government to grant us an audience at the earliest and give us an opportunity to place before you several valid and justifiable reasons as to why we feel so strongly that our representatives continue to be nominated in Parliament and in the states. We will also share with you our sense of anguish and why we are so deeply disturbed and disillusioned. Letter addressed to our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.