Recommendations of Sachar committee will be implemented: Moily
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 25, 2010, 21:42
Ahmedabad: Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily on Saturday said the UPA government will implement all the recommendations of the Rajendra Sachar committee on welfare of minorities.

"We will implement all the recommendations of the Sachar committee," Moily told reporters after attending a function of American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) here.

The government has identified 90 districts in the country where the population of minority community is high and all the programmes meant for the welfare of minorities will be implemented in those districts, he said.

"Whatever is being done for the minorities by the government is not charity. It is their right and privilege," he said.

Moily pointed out that when he was Chief Minister of Karnataka he had introduced reservations for minorities under the quota for backward classes.

"The experiment has been successful and is being implemented in that state. No court has put restrictions on it so far," the minister said.

He also warned the minority community members to remain alert against the divisive tactics of some elements.

Speaking on the occasion, Retd Justice Sachar said that Muslims should not feel that they are outsiders as they have been living in this country for hundreds of years.

"It is wrong to say that the Muslims students do not have the capacity to enter higher education institutes. Those who have entered UPSC, IIMs and IITs have done well," he said.


First Published: Saturday, December 25, 2010, 21:42

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