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Recruitment bill: J&K separatists call it anti-Muslim

Last Updated: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 18:23

Srinagar: Separatists in Jammu and Kashmir
today opposed the passage of a bill in the state assembly
banning inter-district recruitment and providing eight per
cent quota to scheduled castes in government jobs, terming the
move as anti-Muslims.

"It is our obligation to oppose moves, which are against
the development of people here(Kashmir valley). The assembly
has passed a bill aimed against the Muslim majority of the
state. It is a loss to the identity of this region", Chairman
of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq said.

Amid uproarious scenes, the state assembly yesterday
passed a controversial bill which bans inter-district
recruitment and provides eight per cent quota for scheduled
castes in government jobs in all districts.

Mirwaiz said his organisation opposes the bill as it is
beneficial to one region and harmful to the other.

"This way the government is trying to corner Muslims of
the state", he said, adding, "We won`t remain silent over the

Jamat-e-Islami also expressed similar fears saying, "The
bill was aimed to benefit a particular section of Jammu which
was part of a deep-rooted scheme to further decrease the
quota of Muslims in government jobs.


First Published: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 18:23
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