New Delhi: BJP on Saturday alleged that Aligarh
Muslim University is falsely claiming to be a minority
institution and not providing reservation to SC, ST and OBCs
in admission and appointment of teaching and non-teaching
"Aligarh Muslim University has been eating away the
reservation rights of SC/ST/OBCs, in admissions as well as in
appointment in teaching and non-teaching staff by falsely
claiming the status of a minority institution," BJP
spokesperson Ramnath Kovind said.
He sought the intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh and Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal in
"BJP demands that the Prime Minister and the HRD Minister
should explain why reservation policy is not being implemented
in AMU though it is a central university being funded and
administered by the Government of India," Kovind said.
Taking a dig at Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi,
Kovind said while BJP appreciated his visits to Dalit
households to have dinner and spend the night, the young MP
had never made known his views on education for Dalits.
"If Rahul Gandhi is not concerned about education of
Dalits then his visits to Dalit households should be
considered as mere hypocrisy," Kovind said.
He warned that if AMU did not change its stand on
reservations for SC,ST and OBCs, BJP will have to think of
launching a nationwide agitational programme for this cause.
Citing a Allahabad High Court order, Kovind said, "AMU is
an institution of national importance. It was created by an
Act of Parliament while minority institutions can only be
created by the minority community."
"50 per cent reservation for Muslim students in PG
courses is unconstitutional and AMU shall make no claim of
minority quota," Kovind said quoting the order.
It is a central university which is open to people from
all religions, race, sex and caste, he said.